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November 30, 2011

MMRGlobal Patents to Produce B-Cell Vaccines and Treat Cancer Patients

Patents are given to companies to carry on any new and useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter.

According to a press release, MMRGlobal, Inc. has obtained a patent protecting methods of making compositions for B-cell vaccines. MMRGlobal, a provider of online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, will soon receive Notice of Allowance for another U.S. Patent protecting "Methods of treating a patient with a B-cell lymphoma.”

The patent covers methods of making compositions for B-cell vaccines used in the fight against lymphoma and potentially other forms of cancer.

"MMR acquired this intellectual property and related technology through its reverse merger with Favrille, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, in January 2009. After nearly two years of diligently identifying these assets, we believe that they could have significant value to our shareholders despite the fact that they were not reflected as an asset on the Company's balance sheet at the time of the merger," said Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The company also launched a continuation application involving similar manufacturing technology in an effort to retain another pending application.

B-cells are the white blood cells that develop from bone marrow and produce antibodies. Common B-cell malignancies for which the patent covers include lymphomas and myelomas, including Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The company has invested more than $140 million in research and development pertaining to its vaccine trials and use of customized tumor cells to treat lymphoma patients and other technologies.

In other company news, HealthTechZone reported that MMRGlobal joined the ng Connect Program.

Mandira Srivastava is a HealthTechZone contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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