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BioSpecifics Announces Positive Results From Clinical Trial in Canine Lipomas
Date:1/6/2011

LYNBROOK, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC; the "Company" or "BioSpecifics"), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products, today announced promising results from its study Chien-802 showing dramatic reductions in canine lipoma following injections with purified injectable collagenase. These results build upon an earlier dose escalation study from which the Company selected the dose for Chien-802. The Company also announced today the initiation of a larger clinical trial, Chien-803, for the same indication.  

Canine lipomas represent a potentially large market with the current cost of treating canine lipomas on an annual basis of approximately $635 million in the United States. BioSpecifics previously announced results from a human clinical trial that demonstrated an average of 93% post treatment decrease in the size of a lipoma with a single collagenase injection in human lipoma.

"We are excited about the promising study results in lipoma and are enthusiastic about the use of injectable collagenase both in humans and in canines," commented Thomas L. Wegman, President of BioSpecifics. "BioSpecifics is deeply committed to conducting additional clinical trials that demonstrate the potential of injectable collagenase in a range of indications. We believe that new indications have the potential to have a major impact on the market for injectable collagenase."  

About Chien-801 and Chien-802 Clinical Trials Chien-801 was a pilot study conducted for the purpose of evaluating the use of purified collagenase for the non-surgical treatment of lipoma in six dogs. The study evaluated the appropriate dosage and frequency of injections necessary to significantly reduce the size of the lipoma. The dose administered ranged from 0.012 to 0.021 mg/ cm2 which was approximately 1/2 to
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