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Brazil Issues Patent for Potential Zika Treatment

October 25, 2020 • 9:53 am CDT
(Zika News)

Isla Pharmaceuticals, a Puerto Rico based company, announced on October 20, 2020, that a key patent relating to Isla101 has been granted by the Brazilian Industrial Property Office. Isla101, a drug with a well-understood safety profile, is being repurposed for the potential prevention and treatment of mosquito-borne diseases and has been in approximately 40 clinical trials for other indications.

Dr. Paul MacLeman commented in a press release, "The grant of the Brazilian patent is a significant development for the company as mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika and others represent major unmet medical needs in Brazil."

Brazil has been severely affected by outbreaks of Zika virus.