Paris, June 10, 2011 – BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris –BIO), a company dedicated
to the supportive care and treatment of cancer patients, today announced the grant of
patents protecting its delivery technology Lauriad™ in China and Japan. This delivery
technology specifically covers its advanced Specialty products: Loramyc® in the treatment of
oropharyngeal candidiasis and Sitavir® in herpes labialis.
“After Europe and the US, these grants in Asia mark a new step in the international
recognition of the innovation represented by the Lauriad™ mucoadhesive concept, with an
early and prolonged release of the active ingredient at the site of infection”, commented
Dominique Costantini, CEO of BioAlliance Pharma. “These grants strengthen our positioning
on the oropharyngeal candidiasis market in China with Sciclone/Novamed and in Japan with
Sosei, giving a competitive advantage to our partners who develop and will market our
Loramyc® mucoadhesive tablet”, added Judith Greciet, COO of BioAlliance Pharma.
Intellectual property is a key asset of the Company. BioAlliance Pharma’s patent portfolio
reflects the Company’s strategy and today consists of 30 families of published patents,
including 340 patents and patent requests concerning innovative products or technologies.
Nearly 70% of the patent portfolio provides protection for the Specialty and the Orphan
BioAlliance Pharma and APR Applied Pharma Research SA have jointly decided to transfer
back to APR the European commercialization rights of the specialty product Setofilm®. This
decision, simplifying the organization, results from an in-depth analysis of the partners.
Setofilm®, as a thin film strip of ondansetron, dissolves in few seconds in the mouth.
BioAlliance has obtained in 2010 its marketing authorizations in 16 European countries for
the treatment of –chemotherapy, radiotherapy and post operative-induced nausea and
vomiting. BioAlliance will use its know-how to optimize the marketing authorizations of the
product until APR sets up the most appropriate commercial organization.
“As for our specialty products, we have chosen to refocus on the proprietary technologies
while leading an active in and out research to reinforce our orphan oncology products
portfolio”, added Judith Greciet.
About BioAlliance Pharma
Dedicated to cancer and supportive care treatment with a focus on resistance targeting and orphan products –– BioAlliance conceives and develops innovative products, for specialty markets especially in the hospital setting and for orphan or rare diseases.
Created in 1997 and introduced to the Euronext Paris market in 2005, BioAlliance Pharma’s ambition is to become a leading player in these fields by coupling innovation to patient needs. The company’s teams have the key competencies required to identify, develop and register drugs in Europe and the USA; the products’ commercialization rights are licensed to international commercial partners invested in the hospital setting. In areas where medical needs are insufficiently met, its targeted approaches help overcome drug resistance and improve patient health & quality of life.
BioAlliance Pharma has developed an advanced product portfolio:
Loramyc®/Oravig® (oropharyngeal candidiasis in immunocompromised patients): Registered in 28 countries (EU US, Korea)
Setofilm® (prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting post chemo-radiotherapy and post operative) - Registered in EU
Sitavir® (Acyclovir Lauriad TM) (labialis herpes): Positive phase III final results; registration status
Fentanyl LauriadTM (chronic cancer pain): Positive preliminary Phase I results
Orphan Oncology products Livatag® (Doxorubicin Transdrug™) in primary) liver cancer: Phase II results on survival
Clonidine LauriadTM (mucositis): Phase II on going
AMEP® (invasive melanoma): Phase I on going
For more information, visit the BioAlliance Pharma web site at www.bioalliancepharma.com
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AMF website (http://www.amf-france.org) or on BioAlliance Pharma SA's website (http://www.bioalliancepharma.com).
BioAlliance Pharma SA
Dominique Costantini, CEO
Tel.: +33 1 45 58 76 01
Judith Greciet, COO
Tel +33 1 45 58 70 61
Nicolas Fellmann, CFO
Tel.: +33 1 45 58 71 00
Tel.: +33 6 64 18 99 59