SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: ANX) announced today that it has received written indications of interest from numerous companies representing a range of strategic transactions. The Company currently is evaluating all proposals and options. In December 2008, the Company announced that it was exploring a range of strategic options, including the sale or disposition of one or more of its product candidate programs, a strategic business merger and other transactions that maximize the value of the Company's assets.
"We are pleased with the number and breadth of opportunities presented to us and are currently negotiating with interested parties," stated Brian M. Culley, Chief Business Officer of ADVENTRX. "In order to provide sufficient flexibility to consummate a transaction on appropriate terms, we continue to curtail our spending. While this may impact the timelines of our regulatory filings, it is likely that a future partner would make the final decision on the timing of each NDA submission. However, we still remain on track to announce pharmacokinetic data from our bioequivalence study of ANX-514 in the second quarter."
About ANX-514 (docetaxel emulsion)
ANX-514 is a novel nano-emulsion formulation of the chemotherapy drug docetaxel, a formulation of which is marketed under the brand name Taxotere(R). ANX-514 is formulated without polysorbate 80 or other detergents and is intended to reduce the severity and incidence of hypersensitivity reactions. Docetaxel is an anti-cancer agent that acts by disrupting the cellular microtubular network that is essential for cell division. Immunosuppressant premedication is recommended for docetaxel therapy to reduce the incidence and severity of hypersensitivity reactions. Docetaxel is approved to treat breast, non-small cell lung, prostate, gastric and head and neck cancers.
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