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BioSpecifics Announces Partnership Between Auxilium and Actelion for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico
Date:2/23/2012

lion in potential sales milestone payments. BioSpecifics will also receive royalties from net sales and payments on costs of goods sold in Actelion's territories from Auxilium, which will be a specified percentage of what Auxilium receives from Actelion.

Actelion is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company with $2.0B in 2011 worldwide sales in 2011 and over 2,500 employees focused on the discovery, development and marketing of innovative drugs for significant unmet medical needs. Actelion shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: ATLN) as part of the Swiss blue-chip index SMI (Swiss Market Index SMI®).

About Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is caused by an abnormal accumulation of collagen in the palm of the hand characterized by the formation of nodules or lumps in the early stages. As the disease progresses, a cord is formed and the fingers may become progressively contracted.

About Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is characterized by the presence of inelastic collagen on the shaft of the penis, which can distort an erection and make sexual intercourse difficult or impossible in advanced cases. Significant psychological distress is common among sexually active patients with Peyronie's disease. Currently, there are no FDA approved pharmaceutical therapies for this disease.

About BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed injectable collagenase for twelve clinical indications. Its partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. markets XIAFLEX® in the U.S. for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture in adults with palpable cord in the palm and is also developing XIAFLEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, which is currently in Phase 3 pivotal clinical trials, as well as for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) and cellulite. Pfizer, Inc. is responsible for marketing XIAPEX® for Dup
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