FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/16 -- Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) ("Arch" or the "Company"), developer of the AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device™ (AC5™) for use in controlling bleeding and fluid loss in order to provide faster and safer surgical and interventional care, received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a broad method-of-use patent that covers systemically administering the Company's self-assembling technology for treating damaged extracellular matrix and leaky tight junctions.
Many disorders are associated with leakage around blood vessels and within the tight junctions between cells. Such leakage can lead to fluid invading the tissues, causing a loss in blood pressure, organ dysfunction or failure, and death. Some examples include inflammatory bowel disease, sepsis and ischemic stroke.
Dr. Terrence W. Norchi, President and CEO of Arch Therapeutics, said, "This important patent lends additional support to Arch's planned products. It is another example of Arch's inventiveness in exploring better ways to address a range of areas of unmet or poorly met medical needs with our self-assembling peptide technology."
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