Biotie: Selincro receives positive draft guidance from UK's NICE

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2014 at 1.00 p.m.

Biotie: Selincro receives positive draft guidance from UK's NICE

Biotie Therapies (Biotie) announces that the National Institute for Health and
Care Excellence (NICE), the United Kingdom's health technology assessment
authority, has issued draft guidance recommending the use of Selincro
(nalmefene) within the conditions of its marketing authorization in the National
Health Service (NHS) in England. The draft guidance is open for comments until
July 29, and final guidance is expected in November 2014.

Selincro (nalmefene) is a dual-acting opioid system modulator and the first
therapy approved in Europe for the reduction of alcohol consumption in alcohol
dependent individuals. Biotie has licensed global rights to Selincro to
H.Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck). Lundbeck received European marketing authorization
for Selincro in February 2013 and has to date introduced the product in over 20
European markets.

Turku, 10 July 2014

Biotie Therapies Corp.

Timo Veromaa
President and CEO

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About Nalmefene (sold under the brand name Selincro in Europe)

In Europe, nalmefene is indicated for the reduction of alcohol consumption in
adult patients with alcohol dependence who have a high drinking risk level (>60
g/day for men, >40 g/day for women) without physical withdrawal symptoms and who
do not require immediate detoxification. Nalmefene should be prescribed in
conjunction with continuous psychosocial support focused on treatment adherence
and the reduction of alcohol consumption. Treatment should be initiated only in
patients who continue to have a high drinking risk level two weeks after an
initial assessment. Nalmefene is to be taken as-needed; that is, on each day the
patient perceives a risk of drinking alcohol, one tablet should be taken,
preferably 1-2 hours prior to the anticipated time of drinking.

Biotie has licensed global rights to nalmefene to Lundbeck. Under the terms of
the agreement, Biotie is eligible for up to EUR 89 million in upfront and
milestone payments plus royalties on sales of nalmefene. To date, Biotie has
received EUR 16 million in milestone payments from Lundbeck. Further payments of
EUR 2 million are expected on commercial launch of Selincro in each of France,
Germany and Spain, and further potential milestone payments on launches in
certain other markets and if the product reaches certain predetermined sales. In
addition, Biotie will continue to receive royalties on sales in all launched
markets and make a contribution to Lundbeck towards post approval commitments
studies. Lundbeck is responsible for the registration, manufacturing and
marketing of the product.

About Biotie

Biotie is a specialized drug development company focused on products for
neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. For the past years, Biotie has
successfully operated a strategy built around search, profile and partner. This
has delivered Selincro (nalmefene) for alcohol dependence, which received
European marketing authorization in February 2013 and is currently being rolled
out across Europe by partner H. Lundbeck A/S, and tozadenant, a novel A2a
antagonist which is transitioning into Phase 3 development for Parkinson's
disease and for which Biotie holds exclusive, global rights. Biotie is actively
developing its pipeline assets, including SYN120, a unique potent 5-HT6/5-HT2a
dual antagonist for which Biotie initially expects to conduct a Phase 2 study in
Parkinson's disease dementia that is largely funded by the Michael J Fox
Foundation; nepicastat, a selective inhibitor of dopamine beta hydroxylase which
is currently in a Phase 2 study, fully funded by NIDA, for treatment seeking
cocaine addicts; and BTT-1023, a monoclonal antibody targeting Vascular Adhesion
Protein 1 for which Biotie intends to conduct a Phase 2 study in primary
sclerosing cholangitis, a rare fibrotic disease of the liver. Biotie's shares
are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.