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Virios Therapeutics Granted New Patent for Antiviral Inhibitor Combination

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Virios Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing novel, combination antiviral therapies to treat debilitating chronic diseases, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted Virios Therapeutics patent exclusivity on its valacyclovir-celecoxib combination drug candidate to 2033. The Company’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 21 issued patents, consisting of 13 issued U.S. patents and 8 issued foreign patents, with exclusivity into 2033. This portfolio of patents also covers the Company’s lead development candidate IMC-1, a synergistic, fixed dose combination of famciclovir and celecoxib, which is in Phase 2b development for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

“We are pleased to expand our substantial intellectual property portfolio with a new patent for an additional proprietary antiviral combination therapy,” stated Greg Duncan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In the context of increasing recognition in the scientific community of the potential role of activated viruses in triggering a wide range of conditions, Virios is actively exploring new disease targets as a complement to our ongoing fibromyalgia Phase 2b program.”

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