Company Announcement no. 4/2014
Correction: U.S. FDA Accepts Veloxis’ New Drug Application for Envarsus® for the Prevention of Organ Rejection in Kidney Transplant Patients
To: NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S Hørsholm, Denmark, 14 March 2014
Correction: In the news release, U.S. FDA Accepts Veloxis' New Drug Application for Envarsus® for the Prevention of Organ Rejection in Kidney Transplant Patients, issued 13-Mar-2014 by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals we are advised that the first bullet should read "FDA has set a target review date under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) of October 30, 2014" rather than "October 3, 2014" as originally issued inadvertently.
The complete, corrected release follows:
Correction: U.S. FDA Accepts Veloxis' New Drug Application for Envarsus® for the Prevention of Organ Rejection in Kidney Transplant Patients
HORSHOLM, Denmark, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced the U.S. FDA accepted for standard review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients. Envarsus® is Veloxis' once-daily tacrolimus based on the company's proprietary MELTDOSE technology.
For more information, please contact:
Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S
John Weinberg, M.D.
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Phone: +1 732 321 3208
About Envarsus® (formerly LCP-Tacro™) and tacrolimus
Tacrolimus is a leading immunosuppression drug used for the prevention of transplant allograft rejection after organ transplantation. Envarsus® is an investigational drug that is being developed as a once daily tablet version of tacrolimus, with improved bioavailability, consistent pharmacokinetic performance and reduced peak to trough variability when compared to currently approved tacrolimus products. Transplant patients need to maintain a minimum blood level of tacrolimus for the prevention of transplant allograft rejection, but excessive levels may increase the risk of serious side effects such as nephrotoxicity, tremor, diabetes, high blood pressure, and opportunistic infections. Therefore, tacrolimus levels need to be managed carefully, and transplant patients are typically obliged to make frequent visits to the hospital for monitoring and dose adjustments after receiving a new organ.
About Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
Based in Horsholm, Denmark, with an office in New Jersey, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S, or Veloxis, is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The company's lead product candidate is Envarsus® for immunosuppression, specifically organ transplantation. Veloxis' unique, patented delivery technology, MeltDose®, can improve absorption and bioavailability at low scale up costs. Veloxis has a lipid lowering product, Fenoglide®, currently on the U.S. market that is commercialized through partner Santarus, Inc. Veloxis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen under the trading symbol OMX: VELO.
For further information, please visit www.veloxis.com.
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