VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2016) - Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQS)(OTCQB:AQSZF) ("Aequus" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, advancing and promoting differentiated products, announced today that is has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 LifeSciences British Columbia (LSBC) Growth Stage Life Sciences Company of the Year. This award is presented to an early-stage life sciences company which has demonstrated outstanding performance in 2015 and has positioned itself well for potential future commercial success.
"We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the life sciences community for this award," said Doug Janzen, Chairman and CEO of Aequus. "In the past 12 months we have achieved some notable milestones, including a completed acquisition of TeOra Health which provided us with a sales infrastructure that accelerated our plans of being a revenue generating company. We launched promotional efforts for our first commercial product in transplant and expect to launch a second commercial product in ophthalmology in the near term. Additionally, we in-licensed Canadian rights to two additional commercial-stage branded epilepsy products from Supernus, which we expect to introduce to the Canadian market in 2017. On our development side we advanced our lead transdermal antipsychotic program into clinical trials and continued optimization on two additional transdermal development programs. We are excited about the company's momentum and look forward to advancing our pipeline, promoting our commercial-stage products, and advancing partnering discussions this year."
The award will be presented on April 21, 2016 at the 18th annual LSBC Awards Gala.
About Aequus Pharmaceuticals
Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQS)(OTCQB:AQSZF) is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing high quality, differentiated products. Aequus' sales and marketing efforts are based in Canada, targeting highly specialized therapeutic areas including neurology, ophthalmology and transplant. Aequus is developing a pipeline of products in neurology and psychiatry with a goal of addressing the need for improved medication adherence through enhanced delivery systems. Aequus intends to commercialize its internal programs in Canada and to establish strategic partnerships to accelerate and maximize the potential of its product candidates worldwide. Aequus intends on building this Canadian commercial platform with the launch of additional products that are either created internally or brought in through an acquisition or license; remaining focused on highly specialized therapeutic areas. For further information, please visit www.aequuspharma.ca.
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