11 Feb Japanese Patent Office announces its intention
Japanese Patent Office announces its intention to grant Evolution Biotechnologies Application No. 2018-525822, “Acaricidals”
Bedford, UK, February 1st 2021
Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK based company pioneering the use of biological control to benefit human health, today announced that it has been notified by the Japan Patent Office of their intention to grant Patent Application No. 2018-525822, “Acaricidals”, deriving from WO2017025732A1 “Acaricides”, This will provide broad protection for both formulation and use of Evolution’s biological control technology for house dust mites in the control of asthma and other allergic diseases.
As a result of this award, Evolution will now have exclusive control of the Japanese market for this uniquely capable and environmentally friendly technology. The Japanese market is projected to have potential for sales of more than $300M per annum, in addition to the $600M projected for existing protected markets in Europe and Hong Kong.
Corresponding applications are awarded in Europe and Hong Kong and are under examination in the USA and Australia, leveraging the highly favourable PCT international examination report (IPRP).
Dr. David Harper, Evolution’s CEO, said “this is another step forward for the company, providing exclusivity for this uniquely capable approach in a new, large market, with high levels of unmet need.”
According to a recent report on dust mite allergy in Japan, “As of March 2019, about 22 percent of respondents aged 30 to 39 years reported to suffer from house dust or dust mites allergies” (https://www.statista.com/statistics/831533/japan-dust-mites-allergy-by-age group/).
About Evolution Biotechnologies
Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027) is working to extend the application of environmentally friendly biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, an expanding multi-billion dollar market with high value and significant unmet need. Asthma is a worldwide, chronic disease and house dust mite allergens are key to both sensitization and the triggering of attacks. The number of asthma patients worldwide exceeds 330 million of whom approximately 20% require frequent hospitalization. 383,000 people every year die as a result of asthma. The costs of asthma exceed $100 billion in the EU and US alone.
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About biological control
Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of this proven approach into high value markets with unmet clinical need.
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