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BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Launch of XIAPEX® by Pfizer for Treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture in Europe
Date:4/11/2011

$7.5 million milestone payment ($30 million in aggregate) made as a result of the first commercial sale in each additional major European market; France, Italy, Germany and Spain. In addition BioSpecifics will receive 8.5% of all additional sublicense income Auxilium receives from Pfizer. BioSpecifics will also continue to receive low double-digit royalties on sales, independent of indication, territory, sales volume and whether Auxilium or Pfizer sells the product. In addition, BioSpecifics will receive a markup on the cost of goods sold.

Further details and product information will be available in the European Public Assessment Report on the web site of the European Medicines Agency at www.emea.europa.eu.

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 XIAPEX (Collagenase clostridium histolyticum)

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum is a combination of two purified collagenases (collagenase is an enzyme capable of breaking down collagen), derived from the bacterium Clostridium histolyticum. It is the first pharmacological treatment to be developed for Dupuytren's contracture and may be an alternative to invasive and often complicated surgery for patients in the EU. Collagenase clostridium histolyticum is administered by local injection directly into the Dupuytren's cord - a procedure which can be carried out in an outpatient setting. It works by breaking down the structure of the cord and, 24 hours after injection, a finger extension procedure can be carried out as necessary to break the cord and allow extension of the finger. If contracture remains four weeks after treatment, another injection can be administered into th
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