San Diego, CA, July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (“Guardion” or the “Company”) (GHSI), announced that it has received a patent from the Patents Registry in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Patent No. HK1204758 titled “Apparatus for Use in the Measurement of Macular Pigment Optical Density and/or Lens Optical Density of an Eye”) for its proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®. The MapcatSF® measures the macular pigment density in the human eye, thus facilitating treatment for several ocular conditions and diseases that affect a large number of patients.
Dr David Evans, Guardion’s Chief Science Officer, commenting on the granting of this patent by Hong Kong, stated, “The granting of this patent in Honk Kong represents an important step in Guardion’s process to expand into the large Asian markets, where evidenced-based eye care is of great interest to both physicians and consumers. Guardion’s proprietary technologies strengthen our position as we consider additional business opportunities across Asia.”
Guardion previously reported that it received trademark registration from the People’s Republic of China for its proprietary medical food product Lumega-Z® and its medical device the MapcatSF®.
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. 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.
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