The patent approval extends and strengthens BiondVax’s international intellectual property portfolio

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: BVXV, TASE: BVXV) which is developing the Universal Flu Vaccine, announced today that its patent application in Israel on the Multimeric Multi-Epitope Polypeptide Influenza Vaccines (a universal flu vaccine), was accepted.

This patent application belongs to the main family of patents of BiondVax for vaccination against influenza in humans, and specifically vaccines that confer long-lasting protection against multiple and differing flu strains. The Israeli Intellectual Property Office accepted BiondVax’s claims for M-001 (BiondVax’s universal flu vaccine) and similar polypeptides.

Patent protection has already been granted in a number of other countries, namely the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Russia, Mexico and Korea.

Ron Babecoff, CEO of BiondVax said “We are very pleased that the Israeli patent authorities accepted the uniqueness of our universal flu vaccine solution, approving this main patent of BiondVax. Our solution is patent protected in many of the countries where we believe our vaccine will provide increased protection to the local population from flu, including multiple European countries, in the United States and in the Far East.”