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The Newly Combined Axcan and Eurand Announce Name Change to Aptalis
Date:5/6/2011

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcan Intermediate Holdings Inc. announces that it is changing its name to Aptalis Pharma. The rebranding follows the recently completed combination of two specialty pharma companies focused on gastrointestinal diseases: Axcan and Eurand. Aptalis Pharma also has a new corporate logo and website (please visit us at www.aptalispharma.com). 

"Our new name, Aptalis, is intended to capture the essence of two great companies that have transformed into one combined organization. Aptalis brings together the strengths and capabilities of our employees, our robust portfolio and growing pipeline, our innovative platform technologies, and our exceptional manufacturing capabilities to exceed the expectations of customers and patients," said Frank Verwiel, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer.

Aptalis currently markets several products around the world, including ZENPEP®, CANASA®, CARAFATE®, PYLERA®, LACTEOL®, DELURSAN®, and SALOFALK® and has several compounds in various stages of development targeting unmet medical needs. The pipeline includes another recent acquisition, AEROQUIN® from Mpex Pharmaceuticals, currently in Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Above all, Aptalis will continue to put patients and their caregivers at the center of everything it does, striving to improve their quality of care thanks to a:

  • Broader range of products in cystic fibrosis and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Robust pipeline, technology platform, and manufacturing capabilities
  • Skilled team of professionals with deep understanding of our customers' needs

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