IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPHM), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare, genetic, mitochondrial diseases, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patent application No. 17/381,005. The composition of matter patent application covers the REN001 drug substance. REN001 is currently being studied in patients with primary mitochondrial myopathy, as well as other rare genetic mitochondrial diseases. The patent application is expected to issue as a patent at the earliest in 2021 and will provide patent protection for REN001 in the United States into 2041.
A notice of allowance is a written notification issued after the USPTO makes a determination that a patent can be granted from an application. The majority of patent applications that receive a notice of allowance will proceed to issue as a U.S. patent. However, a notice of allowance is not a guarantee of patent issuance.
About Reneo Pharmaceuticals
Reneo is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare genetic mitochondrial diseases, which are often associated with the inability of mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Reneo is developing REN001 to modulate genes critical to metabolism and generation of ATP, which is the primary source of energy for cellular processes. REN001 has been shown to increase transcription of genes involved in mitochondrial function, increase fatty acid oxidation, and may increase production of new mitochondria.
REN001 is a potent and selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARδ) agonist currently in clinical development for three rare genetic mitochondrial diseases that typically present with myopathy and have high unmet medical needs: primary mitochondrial myopathies (PMM), long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD), and glycogen storage disorder type V (McArdle disease). For more information on REN001 clinical trials, please see clinicaltrials.gov.
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LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Chief Financial Officer
Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.