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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Company News: InDex Pharmaceuticals regains European rights to Kappaproct® in ulcerative colitis

InDex Pharmaceuticals today announced the termination of a license agreement with Almirall S.A. relating to the drug candidate Kappaproct® for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Under the agreement, which was signed in March 2014, Almirall licensed exclusive rights to Kappaproct® for the European market. Upon termination of the agreement, InDex regains all worldwide development and commercialization rights for Kappaproct®, which is in late-stage clinical development.

The termination of the agreement follows Almirall’s recent repositioning of their R&D organization to leverage strong formulation capabilities and high-quality New Chemical Entities (NCEs) in Dermatology. Almirall has communicated that their new strategy is to become a leading specialty pharmaceutical company with a strong focus on improving the lives of Dermatology patients and that the company will use its strong cash position to fund growth opportunities in this direction.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Company News: Curetis’ Unyvero System Selected for Global Phase III Antibiotics Trial

- Unyvero to be used for pathogen identification and patient inclusion at several clinical sites across Europe

Curetis AG, a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today announced that Curetis’ Unyvero System will be used in a Phase III trial of a novel formulation of the antibiotic Amikacin. Unyvero was chosen as a platform to detect pathogens and antibiotic resistances in patients to be enrolled at intensive care units at several clinical trial sites across multiple European countries. Unyvero will be used to support patient identification and help boost enrollment rates at these sites.