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XIAFLEX® CORD II Study Published in The Journal of Hand Surgery
Date:12/7/2010

LYNBROOK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC; the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products, today announced that The Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS) has published in its December 2010 online edition pivotal CORD II phase III clinical trial of XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), a novel, first-in-class biologic, conducted by BioSpecifics' strategic partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., for the nonsurgical treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture patients with a palpable cord. Dupuytren's contracture is a debilitating disease resulting from excessive collagen deposition that causes contractures of the fingers. XIAFLEX is currently approved in the U.S. for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture in adult patients with a palpable cord.

"We are very pleased that the CORD II study was published in this premier journal, giving further visibility to this major study," commented Thomas L. Wegman, President of BioSpecifics. "The CORD II trial, which took place in Australia, is important given the prevalence of Dupuytren's contracture there."

About CORD II

The CORD II study is the second pivotal clinical trial examining the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture with XIAFLEX. In this study, treatment with XIAFLEX significantly reduced the angle of contracture for patients with Dupuytren's contracture in both their metacarpophalangeal (MP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints, with clinically meaningful responses in both less severe and more severe contractures.

The Australian pivotal trial is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of XIAFLEX with 66 Dupuytren's contracture patients enrolled in five sites throughout Australia. The primary endpoint of the study was to determine if XIAFLEX could reduce the contractur
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