Innovus Pharma Announces Allowance of Patent in Europe for Its J. Regia Product

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ("Innovus Pharma") (OTCBB:INNV) today announced that the European Patent Office ("EPO") has issued an official decision to grant the company's patent entitled, "Process for Preparing an Anti-Microbial Fraction from Juglans Regia."

The company has been granted patents in the U.S. and in Morocco, where the extract originated. The European patents, when issued, will give a wide and strong patent protection. The matter of the patent covers water-based extraction and anti-microbial activity of an extract of J. Regia.

J. Regia extracts are currently marketed in multiple North African countries and Europe under the product line Souakine by the French company, Cosmetique Medicale Paris.

Dr. Bassam Damaj, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Innovus Pharma, commented, "We are very pleased to receive this important patent allowance in Europe for J. Regia extracts as it puts the company in a strong position to initiate our commercial license with Cosmetique Medicale Paris and extend the license to additional territories."

Innovus Pharma, headquartered in La Jolla, is a global healthcare company that delivers innovative and uniquely presented and packaged health solutions through its prescription medicines and consumer and health products.

Innovus is an emerging pharmaceutical company that develops, in-licenses, acquires and markets proprietary pharmaceutical products. Innovus has a robust pipeline that will be positioned and for unique packaging and presentation, especially for ease of use and patient compliance, with a focus on dermatology, autoimmune disease, sexual dysfunction, and respiratory disease.

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