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Pivotal Therapeutics announces issuance of U.S. Patent 8,715,648 for its unique 6:1 EPA:DHA formulation

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SOURCE Pivotal Therapeutics Inc.

WOODBRIDGE, ON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall health, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent Number 8,715,648 titled "Formulations Comprising Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Anti-Obesity Agent for the Reduction of Body Weight in Cardiovascular Disease Patients (CVD) and Diabetics". This patent covers Pivotal's unique formulation in conjunction with anti-obesity agents for the reduction of body weight in CVD patients and diabetics. This patent has terms that expire no earlier than 2031.

"This patent issuance represents an important step in further protecting and advancing the commercial potential of VASCAZEN®'s formulation," said Dr. George Jackowski, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer "Our unique 6:1 EPA:DHA formulation when used in combination with anti-obesity drugs may play a positive role in addressing Obesity," added Dr. Jackowski.

This issued patent is the first of seven patent applications currently in prosecution in the United States. Pivotal is pursuing patent applications related to its formulation, composition and combinations with existing cardiovascular drugs in the U.S. and multiple jurisdictions outside the United States.

About VASCAZEN®

VASCAZEN® is currently available in the U.S. as a prescription only medical food specifically formulated for the dietary management of an Omega-3 deficiency in cardiovascular patients. VASCAZEN® is a >90% pure Omega-3 with a proprietary 6:1 EPA:DHA fatty acid formulation, protected by a series of both U.S. and foreign patents.

VASCAZEN® has been clinically shown to correct an Omega-3 deficiency within eight weeks of treatment with positive concomitant effects on the lipid profiles, mainly a 48% reduction of triglycerides and an increase of HDL without negative impact on the LDL-C lipid profile.   VASCAZEN®'s results were achieved with a dose of 3 grams of EPA and DHA per day of a prescription grade, high purity Omega-3.

About Pivotal Therapeutics Inc.

Pivotal Therapeutics is a publicly traded (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO) specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease and overall health. Pivotal Therapeutics' lead product VASCAZEN® is a prescription only medical food formulated to meet the dietary Omega-3 deficient needs of patients with cardiovascular disease through elevating Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to levels associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular complications. OMAZEN® is a pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 providing over 90% pure Omega-3 in each capsule for the maintenance of good health. OMAZEN® is a patented product available for sale and distribution in Canada

Disclosure Notice
The information contained in this document is as of May 7, 2014. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause Pivotal's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as "will", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "project", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "believe", "project", "potential", and similar expressions with any discussion of future operating or financial performance or events. In particular, factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include the following: Pivotal's inability to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms; growth in costs and expenses; inability to compete with others who provide comparable products; risk that the Company's products will not gain widespread market acceptance; risks relating to the Company's ability to maintain its CSE listing. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments. CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this information.

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