Guardion’s Lumega-Z product and MapcatSF device are key components of its two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration
San Diego, CA, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (“Guardion” or the “Company”) (GHSI), an ocular health sciences and technologies company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods and testing technologies supported by evidence-based protocols, today announced that it was recently notified by the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (“China”) that it has been granted trademark registrations in China for its proprietary medical food, Lumega-Z (Registration No. 27151643), and for its proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF (Registration No. 27151644).
The trademark registration for Lumega-Z is effective from November 7, 2018 to November 6, 2028, and the trademark registration for the MapcatSF is effective from October 28, 2018 to October 27, 2028. The granting of these trademark registrations in China is an important step in the Company’s efforts to introduce the Company’s proprietary products and services to the Chinese marketplace.
Michael Favish, Guardion’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on the granting of the trademark registrations in China, stated “We believe that China, with its large and growing aging population, represents a substantial market opportunity for us, and the establishment of intellectual property rights for our products and services in China will help Guardion in its efforts to gain market acceptance for Lumega-Z and the MapcatSF. This development is an important first step in what are expected to be further investments by Guardion in China as we introduce our products and services to this important and dynamic market.”
Information and risk factors with respect to Guardion and its business, including its ability to successfully develop and commercialize its proprietary products and technologies, may be obtained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) at www.sec.gov.
About Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
Guardion is an ocular health sciences company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods supported by evidence-based protocols, with an initial medical food product, Lumega-Z, that addresses a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”) and a significant component of functional vision performance. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. has also developed a proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®, which accurately measures the macular pigment density, therefore providing the only two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment.
VectorVision®, operating through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, specializes in the standardization of contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, low contrast acuity, and ETDRS acuity vision testing. Its patented standardization system provides the practitioner or researcher the ability to delineate very small changes in visual capability, either as compared to the population or from visit to visit. VectorVision®’s CSV-1000 device is considered the standard of care for clinical trials.
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