Ensysce Biosciences Announces Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Patent Entitled “Compositions Comprising Enzyme-Cleavable Amphetamine Prodrugs and Inhibitors Thereof”

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. (“Ensysce” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ENSC, OTC: ENSCW), a clinical-stage biotech company with proprietary technology platforms to reduce the economic and social burden of prescription drug abuse and overdose, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Notice of Allowance for a patent entitled Compositions Comprising Enzyme-Cleavable Amphetamine Prodrugs and Inhibitors Thereof.

The invention comprises a method for controlled release of amphetamine to a patient using the Trypsin-Activated Abuse Protection (TAAP) platform of Ensysce, which has been applied previously to the company’s opioid products, to reduce abuse. The allowed claims also cover administering these amphetamine prodrugs with a GI enzyme inhibitor, in accordance with Ensysce’s Multi-Pill Abuse Resistance (MPAR™) platform, providing overdose protection to this class of agents.

“We are pleased to be growing our patent portfolio,” said Ensysce CEO Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick. “This issuance provides the company with another possibility to build our pipeline of products for ADHD indications. We believe that our TAAP and MPAR™ platforms applied to this category of prescription drugs are unique in the industry.”

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About Ensysce Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENSC)
Ensysce Biosciences, San Diego, CA is a clinical-stage biotech company using its proprietary technology platforms to develop safer prescription drugs. Leveraging its Trypsin-Activated Abuse Protection (TAAP) and Multi-Pill Abuse Resistance (MPAR™) platforms, the Company is developing a new class of powerful, tamper-proof opioids that prevent both drug abuse and overdoses. Ensysce’s products are anticipated to provide safer options to treat severe pain and assist in preventing deaths caused by opioid abuse, reducing the human and economic cost. The platforms are covered by an extensive worldwide intellectual property portfolio for a wide array of prescription drug compositions. For more information, please visit www.ensysce.com.

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