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Astellas and Medivation Enter Into Worldwide Agreement to Co-Develop and Co-Commercialize MDV3100 for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Date:10/27/2009

rs, L.P. Astellas' legal adviser on the transaction was Covington & Burling LLP.

*Latrepirdine is the proposed generic (nonproprietary) name for dimebon.

Conference Call Information

Medivation will hold a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss this announcement. To participate in the conference call, please dial 888-280-4443 for domestic callers and 1-719-457-2638 for international callers. In addition, this call is being Webcast and can be accessed at Medivation's website at www.medivation.com.

About MDV3100's Clinical Program

In September 2009, Medivation began enrolling patients in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-national Phase 3 clinical trial known as AFFIRM. This trial is evaluating MDV3100 at a dose of 160 mg taken orally once daily versus placebo in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer who were previously treated with docetaxel-based chemotherapy. The primary endpoint of the trial is overall survival; secondary endpoints include progression-free survival, safety and tolerability. This trial is expected to enroll approximately 1,200 patients at sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and South Africa.

Medivation previously announced interim safety and efficacy results from an ongoing Phase 1-2 clinical trial of MDV3100. The interim results showed that MDV3100 was associated with anti-tumor activity in patients who had become resistant to bicalutamide or other standard anti-androgen treatments, including both patients who had failed prior chemotherapy and patients who were chemotherapy naive. Anti-tumor activity was demonstrated by reductions in prostate-specific antigen levels, improvement or stabilization in tumors that had spread to soft tissue or bone, and a decrease in circulating tumor cells, which has been associated in published literature with improved
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