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BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Partnership between Auxilium and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB for XIAPEX in Eurasia and Africa
Date:7/16/2013

LYNBROOK, N.Y., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX® in the U.S, today announced that its partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Auxilium) has entered into a collaboration with Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) for the long-term development, supply and commercialization of XIAPEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture.  Additionally, the process is underway to file for approval of XIAPEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease in the EU.

"We believe this strategic collaboration with Sobi will enable further growth of XIAPEX in the EU and additional regions.  The expanded sales territory now includes a total of 71 countries which will continue the upward momentum of getting this treatment to new audiences. Sobi has a proven track record of commercializing innovative products and we are excited about reaching patients with these unmet medical needs through this collaboration," reflected Thomas L. Wegman, President of BioSpecifics. "We look forward to further news this quarter with the potential approval of XIAFLEX in the U.S. for Peyronie's disease."

According to Auxilium, Sobi will receive exclusive rights to commercialize XIAPEX for Dupuytren's contracture in 71 Eurasian and African countries under this agreement. Sobi will receive exclusive rights to commercialize XIAPEX for Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease, subject to applicable regulatory approvals, in 28 EU member countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, 18 Central Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent countries, including Russia'/>"/>

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