BioInvent Expands U.S. Patent Protection for its F.I.R.S.T.™ Platform


LUND, March 13, 2019 — BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) announces today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance, informing the company that a patent application relevant to its F.I.R.S.T.™ platform has been allowed and can proceed to grant. The patent is expected to be issued once BioInvent has responded to the Notice. It covers methods for differential biopanning.

This patent, once issued, strengthens the protection in the US. .for BioInvent’s unique, function-based F.I.R.S.T.™ platform, which allows for simultaneous identification of clinically relevant target structures and matching antibodies.

The now allowed application is a so called continuation application based on a US patent that was granted in 2013. A similar patent was granted some years earlier by the European patent office, and it is valid in 20 European countries. 

About BioInvent

BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) is focused on the discovery and development of novel and first-in-class immuno-modulatory antibodies to treat cancer. The Company’s lead program is BI-1206, currently in Phase l/ll for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphatic leukemia. BioInvent’s pre-clinical portfolio is focused on targeting key immune suppressive cells and pathways of the tumor microenvironment, including regulatory T cells, tumor-associated myeloid cells and mechanisms of antibody drug-resistance. The Company has a strategic research collaboration with Pfizer Inc., and partnerships with Transgene, Bayer Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma. BioInvent generates near term revenues from its fully integrated manufacturing unit producing antibodies for third parties for research through to late-stage clinical trials. More information is available at

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