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Zomedica Files U.S. Provisional Patent Application for Novel Pharmaceutical Formulation

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX-V:ZOM), a veterinary pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has filed a provisional application for patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a novel formulation of ZM-006, a pharmaceutical targeting a metabolic disorder in companion animals. This provisional application is based on positive results from both in-vivo and in-vitro studies designed to address the unique formulation requirements of companion animals.

Concurrently, Zomedica opened its second Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for ZM-006.

“Together, these applications signify a breakthrough pertaining to the ongoing development of our pioneering drug delivery technology,” stated William MacArthur, MS, DVM, Chief Medical Officer of Zomedica. “Our R&D efforts are focused on developing solutions that support the high medical standards of veterinarians by providing products proven safe and effective and formulated for their pet patients.”

“This is a pivotal step in cultivating what is becoming a robust intellectual property portfolio,” stated Zomedica President and CEO Gerald Solensky, Jr. “Our goal is to ensure Zomedica’s long-term commercial position by continuing to meet disclosed milestones and shareholder expectations.”

About Zomedica
With U.S. operations based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica is a veterinary pharmaceutical company targeting health and wellness solutions for companion animals (canine, feline and equine) through a ground-breaking approach that focuses on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica is building a diversified portfolio of products comprised of the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative drugs alongside novel drug delivery systems, devices and diagnostics. With multiple clinical veterinarians in executive management, it is Zomedica’s mission to give veterinarians the opportunity to lower costs, increase productivity, and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.

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