ChromaDex plans to appeal a September 14 decision granting a Motion for Summary Judgment (MSJ) in its lawsuit for patent infringement against Elysium Health, Inc. (“Elysium”) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. ChromaDex licenses U.S. Patent No. 8,383,086 (“the ’086 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 8,197,807 (“the ’807 patent”) from the Trustees of Dartmouth College, which give ChromaDex exclusive rights to the leading NAD precursor nicotinamide riboside (NR).
ChromaDex retains a strong and growing intellectual property portfolio for nicotinamide riboside, consisting of over 20 composition, process, and method of use patents for discoveries relating to NR and other NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) precursors. ChromaDex’s Niagen® is backed by 13 published and peer-reviewed clinical trials. Niagen® has achieved regulatory acceptance by the world’s four leading regulatory bodies: the U.S. FDA, Health Canada, the European Commission, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
A separate lawsuit filed by ChromaDex against Elysium in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, which is distinct from the Delaware case, is set to begin trial on Tuesday, September 21.
ChromaDex Corp. is a global bioscience company dedicated to healthy aging. The ChromaDex team, which includes world-renowned scientists, is pioneering research on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), levels of which decline with age. ChromaDex is the innovator behind NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside (NR), commercialized as the flagship ingredient Niagen®. Nicotinamide riboside and other NAD+ precursors are protected by ChromaDex’s patent portfolio. ChromaDex delivers Niagen® as the sole active ingredient in its consumer product Tru Niagen® available at www.truniagen.com and through partnerships with global retailers and distributors. ChromaDex maintains a website at www.chromadex.com to which ChromaDex regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional and financial information about the Company.
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