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BioSpecifics Announces Partnership Between Auxilium And Actelion For XIAFLEX® In Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico

About Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is characterized by the presence of inelastic collagen on the shaft of the penis, which can distort an erection and make sexual intercourse difficult or impossible in advanced cases. Significant psychological distress is common among sexually active patients with Peyronie's disease. Currently, there are no FDA approved pharmaceutical therapies for this disease.

About BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed injectable collagenase for twelve clinical indications. Its partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. markets XIAFLEX® in the U.S. for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture in adults with palpable cord in the palm and is also developing XIAFLEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease, which is currently in Phase 3 pivotal clinical trials, as well as for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) and cellulite. Pfizer, Inc. is responsible for marketing XIAPEX® for Dupuytren's contracture in the 27 European Union member countries and 19 other European and Eurasian countries and also has commercialization and development rights for Peyronie's disease in these same territories. XIAPEX is currently marketed in nine European and Eurasian markets: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation has development and commercial rights for XIAFLEX for Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease in Japan. BioSpecifics is developing XIAFLEX internally for human and canine lipomas. More information about the Company may be found on its website at www.biospecifics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of, and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of, The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, expected revenue growth, and the assumptions underlying or relating to such statements, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "estimate," "likely," "may," "will," "could," "continue," "project," "predict", "goal," the negative or plural of these words, and other similar expressions. Our forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events. There are a number of important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the statements made by us and by our partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Auxilium") regarding progress toward achievement of Auxilium's objectives for the U.S. launch of XIAFLEX® for Dupuytren's contracture, including, among other things, developments in the reimbursement process; the ability of Pfizer, Inc. to achieve its objectives for XIAPEX® in Europe; the ability of Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation to achieve its objectives for XIAFLEX in Japan; the ability of Actelion to achieve its objectives for XIAFLEX in  Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico; the success of the Phase III trials for XIAFLEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease; our ability to conduct clinical trials or development work for additional indications, which may be limited by our development and license agreement, as amended August 31, 2011, with Auxilium; the outcome of future clinical trials for additional indications including frozen shoulder, cellulite, human lipoma and canine lipoma, all of which will determine the amount of milestone, royalty and sublicense income we may receive; the potential of XIAFLEX to be used in additional indications; the receipt of any applicable milestone payments from Auxilium; and other risk factors identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and in other reports we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

   

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