We believe the powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits of Ondine's photodisinfection technology have the potential to provide substantial relief to persons who suffer from chronic sinusitis
Vancouver, BC (Vocus) June 30, 2010
Ondine Biopharma Corporation (the "Company" or "Ondine") (TSX:OBP)(AIM:OBP) a medical technology company developing photodisinfection based products, today announced its intention to establish a wholly owned subsidiary, "Sinuwave Technologies Corporation", dedicated to the development and commercialization of photodisinfection based products that address the chronic sinusitis market. The subsidiary will license all relevant Ondine intellectual property and know-how for this application, including technology internally developed over the past ten years and technology obtained in Ondine's December 2009 acquisition of Advanced Photodynamic Technologies Inc. ("APT"). Sinuwave Technologies will leverage the product development, clinical and regulatory experiences of both the Ondine and APT teams.
"We believe the powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits of Ondine's photodisinfection technology have the potential to provide substantial relief to persons who suffer from chronic sinusitis," says Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO of Ondine Biopharma Corporation. "Over 43 million people in North America suffer from sinusitis. There are over 450,000 patients for whom sinus surgeries and antibiotics have been unsuccessful. We believe that we can apply our expertise as global leaders in photodisinfection to address this large unmet patient need."
About Ondine Biopharma Corporation
Ondine is developing non-antibiotic therapies for the treatment of a broad spectrum of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. The Company is focused on developing leading edge products utilizing its patented light-activated technology. Photodisinfection provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy without encouraging the formation and spread of antibiotic resistance. The Company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a research and development laboratory in Bothell, Washington, USA.
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