Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) Release: XIAPEX® (Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum) Authorized in the European Union (EU) For Dupuytren’s Contracture  
2/28/2011 11:57:43 AM

NEW YORK & MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XIAPEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), a new non-surgical treatment option for Dupuytren’s contracture in adult patients with a palpable cord, has been granted marketing authorization by the European Commission and is expected to be available for use in some European markets later this year.1 Collagenase clostridium histolyticum is the first injectable treatment to be approved in the EU for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) has the marketing rights to collagenase clostridium histolyticum in Europe, and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) has the rights in the rest of the world.