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Fuisz Pharma Announces Acquisition of Femina Pharma's Dysmenorrhea Treatment


4/18/2011 8:52:20 AM

MIAMI, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuisz Pharma announced that it has secured an exclusive license for a vaginal treatment of dysmenorrhea. The exclusive license covers existing clinical work whereby a medicated tampon was used to deliver keterolac and it includes two issued United States patents.

Joseph Fuisz, Managing Partner of Fuisz Pharma, stated, "We are pleased to announce this acquisition, having had a long standing interest in vaginal drug delivery, and in particular in the exciting patent portfolio originated by UMD prior to its acquisition by Femina Pharma."

"We look forward to seeking a marketing partner for this treatment. The existing oral methods are not satisfactory and we believe that the market is finally taking notice of consumer acceptance of vaginal delivery."

The Fuiszes currently have a personal, majority position in Femina Pharma. Prior to Femina's acquisition of UMD's assets, they had concluded an earlier license of UMD's technology.

Joseph Fuisz continued: "We see an exciting future for Femina's vaginal drug delivery portfolio, through the licensed technology as well as through recent allowances in the anti viral area in which vaginal delivery has interesting applications. Vaginal delivery of anti virals is particularly exciting in view of limited absorption of many of these compounds when administered orally."

About Fuisz Pharma:

Fuisz Pharma (www.fuisz.com) is a private pharmaceutical technology company originated by the Fuiszes. The Fuiszes have made substantial contributions in drug delivery including orally dissolving tablets and novel particle coating systems at Fuisz Technologies; inventing and developing thin film drug delivery technologies at Kosmos Pharma and MonoSol Rx, as well as independently developing extruded sheet technology, and have extensive experience working with big and specialty pharma.

SOURCE Fuisz Pharma



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