BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMedix Inc. (NYSE MKT: CRMD), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardio-renal and infectious disease, today announced that the European Patent Office ("EPO") has granted a European patent for a low heparin catheter lock solution for maintaining patency and preventing infection in a hemodialysis catheter (sometimes referred to as "the Prosl patent"). The Company is the exclusive worldwide licensee of European Patent EP 1 814 562 B1, which was granted on January 8, 2014.
"The issuance of the Prosl patent is a significant addition to our intellectual property portfolio in the EU," said Randy Milby, CorMedix Chief Executive Officer. "This patent will strengthen our ability to compete with other catheter lock solutions and help raise the standard of catheter care Europe."
CorMedix Inc. is a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that seeks to in-license, develop and commercialize therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardiac, renal and infectious diseases. CorMedix's first commercial product is Neutrolin®, a catheter lock solution for the prevention of catheter related bloodstream infections and maintenance of catheter patency in tunneled, cuffed, central venous catheters used for vascular access in hemodialysis patients. Please see the company's website at www.cormedix.com for additional information.
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