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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX®
Date:8/31/2011

l indications for XIAFLEX. For additional information, visit http://www.auxilium.com.

About BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed injectable collagenase for twelve clinical indications, five of which include: Dupuytren's contracture; Peyronie's disease; Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) and human and canine lipoma. Its strategic partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. markets XIAFLEX® in the U.S. for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. Pfizer, Inc. is responsible for marketing XIAPEX® in 46 countries in Eurasia and Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation has development and commercial rights for XIAFLEX in Japan. More information about the Company may be found on its website at www.biospecifics.com.

About CelluliteCellulite, also known medically as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy, describes a pathologic inflammatory condition, in which lobules of subcutaneous adipose tissue extend into the dermal layer.  These changes can visibly affect the shape of the epidermis and resemble an orange peel-like dimpling of the skin.(1)

In the normal subcutaneous fat layer directly under the skin, there are both perpendicular columnar and net-like fibrous connective tissue called septae. These fibrous septae, made of types I and III collagen, connect the epidermis to the dermis and create a network of compartmentalized adipose deposits. Women tend to have a higher proportion of columnar septae that are perpendicular to the epidermis, while men tend to have more of the net-like system.  In cellulite, the subcutaneous fat cells swell and push upwards.(2)   As a result, the skin between the septae is pushed up and the perpendicular septae act as an anchor to pull the epidermis downwards and form the classic cellulite dimple. The surrounding adipose tissue forms small bul
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