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Swedish Orphan Biovitrum biotech partners Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Posted on 17 July 2013

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Auxilium biotech partners Swedish Orphan Biovitrum in long-term collaboration for development, supply and commercialization of XIAPEX.

XIAPEX is a novel, first-in-class biologic for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture.

In addition to the biotech partners collaboration and co-development, work is on-going to file for approval of XIAPEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease in the EU.

Under the terms of the biotech partners collaboration agreement, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum will receive exclusive rights to commercialize XIAPEX for these two indications, subject to applicable regulatory approvals, in 28 EU member countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, 18 Central Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent countries, including Russia and Turkey, and 22 Middle Eastern & North African countries.

Under the terms of the biotech partners collaboration agreement, Auxilium will receive significant tiered double-digit royalties based on sales of XIAPEX in Swedish Orphan Biovitrum's territories, which will also cover payment for product supply.

Additionally, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, a big biotech company, could make up to $40 million in potential sales milestone payments to Auxilium.

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