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Advantek's Patent on Method for Making Alpha-1-Protease Inhibitor Granted by the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office

Hong Kong (06 March 2007) - Hong Kong (06 Mar 2007) - Advantek Biologics Limited announced today that the company's patent application (No. 200410031057.4) entitled "Method for the manufacture of a therapeutic protease inhibitor" was granted approval by the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. China. The patent application was originally filed on 12 Apr 2004. Another concurrent patent application (No. 200610082946.2) on the quantification of alpha-1-protease inhibitor remains approval-pending.

About Alpha-1-Protease Inhibitor

Alpha-1-protease inhibitor is an abundant plasma protein protecting tissues from being broken down by the body's natural enzymes, such as neutrophil elastase. An inherited disorder (Alpha-1-Protease Inhibitor Deficiency) can lead to damage in the lungs (emphysema) as well as the liver, and administration of this protein may prevent such damage.

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Advantek Biologics Limited is engaged in the R&D, commercialization, manufacture, marketing and sale of plasma-derived therapeutics, and biochemicals. Advantek is the first and only Hong Kong-based biopharmaceutical manufacturer. To reflect a mission of bringing safe biopharmaceuticals to patients in need, particularly those living in developing countries, Advantek has adopted "Saving Lives Through Safe Biologics" as corporate motto.

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