Nuvo Research® and NovaMedica Sign Agreement to Market Pennsaid® in Russia
Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of products in the areas of topical pain and immunology, and NovaMedica LLC (NovaMedica), a Russian pharmaceutical company, today announced that they have signed a supply and distribution agreement providing NovaMedica the exclusive rights to market and sell Nuvo’s Pennsaid 1.5% and Pennsaid 2% products in Russia and some of the Community of Independent States (CIS).
Pennsaid 1.5% and Pennsaid 2% are used to treat the symptoms and pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. Pennsaid 1.5% is approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) and is currently being marketed in the U.S., Canada and certain European countries. A new drug application (NDA) for Pennsaid 2% is currently under review by the FDA which has indicated that it expects to respond to the NDA by Feburary 7, 2014.
Under the terms of the agreement, NovaMedica is responsible for conducting required clinical studies and obtaining regulatory approval for the products in the licensed territories. Sales of Pennsaid 1.5% in Russia are projected to begin in 2015.
“With an established sales force and excellent knowledge of the Russian pharmaceutical market, NovaMedica is the ideal commercial partner to obtain approval for and market Pennsaid 1.5% and Pennsaid 2% in Russia,” said Dan Chicoine, Chairman and
“This agreement brings together the advanced expertise and innovative scientific potential of Nuvo Research and our clinical, regulatory and commercial capabilities in Russia, an ideal combination to bring this innovative drug to Russian and CIS patients. We expect these products have a big potential to become an effective and safe solution for unmet needs in our markets,” said Fabrice Egros, COO of NovaMedica. “Our company is committed to contribute to the improvement of Russian health care and will continue to address the Russian market with innovative medicines.”
Pennsaid is used to treat the signs and symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The drug combines the transdermal carrier (containing dimethyl sulfoxide, popularly known as DMSO) with 1.5% diclofenac sodium, a
Pennsaid 2% is a
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Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving patient’s lives by developing and commercializing innovative products that address unmet medical needs. Nuvo has a diverse portfolio of products in the areas of topical pain and immunology.
Nuvo’s marketed products include Pennsaid® (a topical treatment for the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee), Pliaglis (a topical local anesthetic) and the heated lidocaine/tetracaine patch (HLT Patch).
For more information visit www.nuvoresearch.com
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NovaMedica is a Russian pharmaceutical company established in 2012 by DRI Holdings Limited, a portfolio company of Domain Associates LLC, and Russian investment corporation RUSNANO, which implements government policy on the development of
For more information visit www.novamedica.com