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Depomed Expands Geographic Scope of License Agreement with Merck for Extended Release Metformin Patents
Date:9/9/2013

NEWARK, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) announced today it has expanded the geographic scope of its non-exclusive license agreement with a subsidiary of Merck for certain patents directed to metformin extended release technology for use in JANUMET® XR (sitagliptin and metformin hydrochloride (HCl) extended-release).  The territory covered by the license agreement is now worldwide.

Under terms of the agreement originally entered into in July 2009, Merck receives a non-exclusive license as well as other rights to certain Depomed patents directed to metformin extended release technology.  Through the expiration date of the patents, Depomed will receive modest royalties on net product sales of JANUMET® XR in countries in which the licensed patents cover the product. 

About Depomed
Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with four approved and marketed products. Gralise® (gabapentin) is a once-daily treatment approved for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).  Zipsor® (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain in adults.  Lazanda® (fentanyl) Nasal Spray is an intranasal fentanyl drug used to manage breakthrough pain in adults (18 years of age or older) who are already routinely taking other opioid pain medicines around-the-clock for cancer pain.  Glumetza® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and is commercialized by Santarus, Inc. in the United States. Gralise and Glumetza and other product candidates are formulated with Depomed's proven, proprietary Acufor
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