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ViroPharma to Acquire DuoCort Pharma AB, Adding Important European Orphan Drug to Commercial Pipeline
Date:10/27/2011

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DuoCort Pharma AB, a private company based in Helsingborg, Sweden focused on improving glucocorticoid replacement therapy.  The acquisition of DuoCort Pharma AB will further expand ViroPharma's orphan disease commercial product pipeline.  The company intends to discuss this acquisition on its third quarter financial results conference call this morning.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for their product Plenadren® (hydrocortisone, modified release tablet) for treatment of adrenal insufficiency in adults on July 21, 2011, and the company anticipates approval of Plenadren by the European Commission (EC) in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Conditions to closing of this acquisition include (1) the approval of Plenadren by the EC; (2) EC confirmation of Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) Orphan drug designation; and (3) an amended agreement with the product's contract manufacturer.  On closing, ViroPharma will pay an upfront closing cost of 220 million Swedish kroner (SEK) or $33.6 million in US dollars (USD).  Additionally, there are contingent milestone payments of up to 860 million SEK or approximately $131 million USD associated with manufacturing, sales thresholds and territory expansion.

Patients with adrenal insufficiency are dependent on exogenous glucocorticoid replacement therapy, such as hydrocortisone.  While standard formulations of hydrocortisone require multiple daily doses that result in sizeable variations in cortisol levels, Plenadren is a once daily dual-release oral glucocorticoid tablet with a release profile designed to more closely mimic the body's natural secretion pattern of cortisol.

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