ARIAD Announces Issuance of Key U.S. Patent on Ponatinib

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 8,114,874 entitled, “Substituted Acetylenic Imidazo[1,2-B] Pyridazine Compounds as Kinase Inhibitors,” which provides composition-of-matter patent protection through at least December 22, 2026 for ARIAD’s investigational pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor, ponatinib. This new patent covers both the compound itself and its pharmaceutical c

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February 15, 2012