European Patent granted for Neurotherapeutic Compositions

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: RNN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company commercializing potential best in class oncology and CNS therapeutics, today announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted European patent No. EP1212055 entitled “Neurotherapeutic compositions comprising a beta-lactam compound.”

This patent covers compounds including clavulanic acid and moxalactam for the treatment of neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as their use and pharmaceutical formulation.

Rick Soni, President of Rexahn, noted, “Obtaining this European patent coverage for clavulanic acid and moxalactam broadens and strengthens our CNS-related portfolio, which includes Serdaxin®, currently in Phase II clinical trials.”

About Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing first in class and market leading therapeutics for cancer, CNS disorders, sexual dysfunction and other unmet medical needs. Rexahn currently has three drug candidates in Phase II clinical trials, Archexin®, Serdaxin®, and Zoraxel™ - all potential best in class therapeutics - and a robust pipeline of preclinical compounds to treat multiple cancers and CNS disorders. Rexahn also operates key R&D programs of nano-medicines, 3D-GOLD, and TIMES drug discovery platforms. For more information, please visit www.rexahn.com.

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