Nuvo Research Provides Additional Information Regarding Pennsaid 2%
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (Nuvo) (TSX:NRI) announced today that a Question and Answer document has been posted on its website to provide additional information to Nuvo shareholders regarding the regulatory status of Pennsaid 2% in the United States. Follow this link to access the document - Pennsaid 2% Q&A.
Pennsaid 2% is the follow-on product to original Pennsaid, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Pennsaid 2%, which is not yet approved by the FDA, contains 2% diclofenac sodium compared to 1.5% for original Pennsaid. It is more viscous than original Pennsaid, is supplied in a metered dose pump bottle and is designed to be applied twice each day compared to four times a day for original PENNSAID.
About Nuvo Research Inc.Nuvo Research is a publicly traded, Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. The Company is building a portfolio of products for the treatment of pain through internal research and development and by in-licensing and acquisition. The Company's product portfolio includes Pennsaid, Pliaglis ® and Synera ®. Pennsaid, a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is used to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). PENNSAID is sold in the United States by Mallinckrodt Inc., the Pharmaceuticals Business of Covidien, in Canada by Paladin Labs Inc. and in several European countries. Pliaglis is a topical local anesthetic cream which provides topical local analgesia for superficial dermatological procedures. The Company has licensed worldwide marketing rights to Pliaglis to Galderma Pharma S.A., a global pharmaceutical company specialized in dermatology which will be launching Pliaglis in the U.S. and E.U. in the first half of 2013. Synera is a topical patch that combines lidocaine, tetracaine and heat, approved in the United States to provide local dermal analgesia for superficial venous access and superficial dermatological procedures and in Europe, for surface anesthesia of normal intact skin. Nuvo currently markets Synera in the United States and its licensing partner, Eurocept International B.V., has initiated a pan-European launch of Synera (under the name Rapydan ®) in several European countries. The Company is also developing the compound WF10, for the treatment of immune related diseases. Forward-Looking Statements for Nuvo Research Inc. This document contains forward-looking statements. Some forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "intends", "indicates" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Nuvo considers the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable at the time they were prepared, but caution that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, may ultimately prove to be incorrect. Factors and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations, are discussed in the Company's Annual Report, as well as in Nuvo's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2011. Nuvo disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events, except as required by law. For additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to these forward looking statements, investors should consult the Company's ongoing quarterly filings, annual report and Annual Information Form and other filings found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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