'The invention is also directed to the use of compounds of formula (1) for the preparation of medicaments for the treatment of conditions requiring modulation of calcium channel activity, and in particular T-type calcium channel activity. In another aspect, the invention is directed to pharmaceutical compositions containing compounds of formula (1) in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient with the additional proviso that Ar is not a benzimidazolyl and to the use of these compositions for treating conditions requiring modulation of calcium channel activity, and particularly T-type calcium channel activity. The invention is also directed to compounds of formula (1) useful to modulate calcium channel activity, particularly T-type channel activity'
'The compounds of formula (1) are useful in the methods of the invention and, while not bound by theory, are believed to exert their desirable effects through their ability to modulate the activity of calcium channels, particularly the activity of T-type calcium channels. This makes them useful for treatment of certain conditions where modulation of T-type calcium channels is desired, including: cardiovascular disease; epilepsy; diabetes; cancer; pain, including both chronic and acute pain; sleep disorders; Parkinson's disease; psychosis such as schizophrenia; overactive bladder; renal disease, neuroprotection, addiction and male birth control.'
“This key patent provides the foundation of a solid and enforceable intellectual property estate for Z944, with issued claims through April 2029,” commented Mark H.N. Corrigan, MD, President and CEO of Zalicus.
This is a very powerful CB now protected. I will venture to say that this will be what big pharma will be wanting. $$$