SOURCE: GelStat Corporation

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

GelStat Receives Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent for Its GelStat™ Migraine Product

ST. PAUL, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- elStat Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GSAC), a consumer healthcare company primarily focused on the development and marketing of over-the-counter (OTC) products for the safe and effective treatment of pain and inflammation, is pleased to announce that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent covering the use of its proprietary over-the-counter product, GelStat™ Migraine, to treat migraine headaches.

The patent application, entitled "Compositions and Methods of Treatment to Alleviate or Prevent Migrainous Headaches and Their Associated Symptoms," includes a number of key claims surrounding the Company's product formulation and its sublingual (under the tongue) delivery. GelStat Migraine is sold nationwide through retail chain stores, independent retailers and pharmacies, and direct to consumer channels. It is estimated that 30 million Americans suffer from migraine.

Commenting on the news, James LaFlamme, GelStat's Chairman said, "We believe the Notice of Allowance announced today represents a significant increase in the value of GelStat's intellectual property portfolio. It forms the basis for our GelStat Migraine product, as well as laying the foundation for future related work in treating other pain and inflammation related disorders. The corresponding patent should be issued within the next several months, and we are very pleased with the opportunities this new patent provides."


GelStat Corporation is dedicated to providing safe and effective over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for pain and inflammation. GelStat's first product, GelStat Migraine, is sold nationwide through retail chain stores, independent retailers and pharmacies, and direct to consumer channels. GelStat Migraine is a sublingually (under the tongue) administered OTC medication for acute relief from the pain and associated symptoms of migraine. Over 90 percent of the 30 million Americans with migraine use OTC headache remedies, generally aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Americans spend $2.6 billion each year on 600 million units of such products, although they are believed to be effective for only about 25 percent of those with moderate to severe migraine.

Click the following links to view supporting information on the effectiveness of GelStat Migraine:

Initial Clinical Trial of GelStat Migraine Shows it to be Effective for 83 Percent of those with Moderate to Severe Migraine

GelStat is Effective in Relieving Migraine Pain in a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled study

2 Minute Video Demonstrating the Product and its Successful Treatment of a Migraine Headache

The Company also has a suite of additional, effective healthcare products that address large consumer markets. GelStat™ Arthritis is the second available product to utilize GelStat's patent pending formulation and is provided as a daily use, sublingual dissolving tablet. The Center for Disease Control estimates that, in its many forms, arthritis affects up to 70 million Americans. The Company has also developed "GelStat™ Sinus" and "GelStat™ Sleep," and believes that each of these products performs well and is effective for its intended use. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease estimates that 37 million Americans are affected by sinusitis every year, with at least 20 million more suffering from allergies. Approximately 70 million Americans are reported to be "problem sleepers."

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