Kedem Pharmaceuticals Initiates Development of Sublingual Anti-Cancer Drug, Gleevec®
PHOENIX,, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kedem Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: KDMP), a specialty pharmaceutical company with focus on sublingual drug delivery system is pleased to announce that has initiated the development of Gleevec®. Gleevec® is an important anti-cancer drug for the treatment of several blood related cancers in children and adults. In children the drug has demonstrated a powerful action against Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, possibly one of the most prescribed drugs for this condition. The drug is administered orally and in children there is a significant issue in getting the drug swallowed, due to size of the pill and bad taste. Our sublingual formulation with taste masking features makes the drug acceptable and pleasant in taste for the children with chronic dosage requirements.
Gleevec® is the registered trade name for Imatinib, a specific inhibitor of tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL. BCR-ABL is a fusion protein created by the Philadelphia Chromosome abnormality that characterizes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Prior to discovery of Gleevec®, the disease (CML) treatment was very unsuccessful. However, with the discovery of Gleevec®, the treatment of CML has been tremendously successful. The oral prescription dose of Gleevec®, is marketed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
About Kedem Pharmaceuticals Inc. KDMP.OB
A specialty pharmaceutical company with expertise in drug delivery and formulation. The Company’s lead therapeutic product is a male sexual enhancement drug that is delivered via sublingual route and is called X-Excite. The Company has several other drugs under development for fast and convenient delivery. These include drugs for osteoporosis, sleeping disorders, pain killers, migraine, anti-allergy medications, cardiovascular diseases, lung medications, and addiction replacement therapies. For more information visit www.kedempharmaceuticals.com
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