Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of Locilex® Patents in Australia and New Zealand

Feb 01, 2016, 08:00 ET from Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DPRX), a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), a novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide, today announced that the governments of Australia and New Zealand have issued new Locilex patents. The patents' claims are directed to a novel formulation of Locilex, an antibiotic peptide formulated as a topical cream, and the use of Locilex as a method of treating skin or wound infections. Both issued patents have expiry dates in June 2033.

"These patents in Australia and New Zealand are some of the first issued patents from our 2013 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing in jurisdictions outside the United States," stated David P. Luci, President & Chief Executive Officer of Dipexium, "We anticipate the issuance of additional Locilex patents in other major international markets which will allow us to continue to establish commercial viability of Locilex throughout the world."

About Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX) is a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), a novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide. Initially, Locilex is targeted for the treatment of mild infections of diabetic foot ulcers. Based on a compilation of available clinical and microbiology data, Locilex is also considered a promising product candidate to treat other mild and moderate skin and skin structure infections, including infected decubitus ulcers, infected burns, infected surgical wounds and nasal colonization of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and any statements of representatives and partners of Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") related thereto contain, or may contain, among other things, certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws.  Such forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties.  Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's plans, objectives, projections, expectations and intentions and other statements identified by words such as "projects," "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "potential" or similar expressions.  These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and those that relate to the Company's ability to leverage the expertise of employees and partners to assist the Company in the execution of its strategy.  Actual results (including, without limitation, the timing for and results of the clinical trials and proposed NDA submission for Locilex®) may differ significantly from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the Company's control).  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Company Contacts:

David P. Luci
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
212-269-2834
info@dipexium.com

David Garrett
Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development
Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
212-269-2834
info@dipexium.com

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