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NANO4DERM: Making ps_ri_sis and ac_e invisible

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The research project Nano4Derm will focus on the development of innovative formulations containing nanoencapsulated active ingredients for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases, such as Acne and Psoriasis

This project will lead to the development of two types of nanocapsules containing active ingredients aiming to address current unmet needs and challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance, and will provide improved topical treatments in terms of side effects, instability of active ingredients, and skin penetration


Barcelona, 18h July,  2017. Almirall, S.A. announced today the launch of Nano4Derm, a research project in collaboration with the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona from CSIC (ICMAB-CSIC), and Leitat Technology Center, focused in nanomedicine applied to treat dermatological diseases. Within the framework of this research project, new innovative formulations containing nanoencapsulated active ingredients will be developed for the topical treatment of inflammatory skin conditions, such as Acne and Psoriasis.

Nano4Derm involves the development and physico-chemical and biological characterisation of nanocapsules containing active ingredients, and the generation of scalable formulation prototypes for manufacturing nanoformulations suitable for clinical trials. These innovative formulations will address current unmet needs and challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance, and provide improved topical treatments for Acne and Psoriasis, in terms of side effects, instability of active ingredients, and skin penetration.

Under the terms of the agreement, ICMAB-CSIC and Leitat research centers will be in charge of developing the different prototypes of nanocapsules containing the active ingredients while Almirall will be responsible for the development of formulations containing the encapsulated actives. Furthermore, Almirall and Leitat will evaluate in preclinical studies both the new nanocapsules and formulations in order to select the best solution to address the unmet medical needs in the topical treatment of Acne and Psoriasis.

This agreement will lead to the development of two types of nanocapsules: Quatsomes and Polymeric Nanocapsules. Quatsomes are lipid nanoparticles with higher colloidal stability than liposomes, which favors the production of high quality, pharmaceutical formulations. They are obtained from the DELOS-SUSP, a technology developed by researchers from the Nanomol group (ICMAB-CSIC) based on the use of supercritical fluids such as CO2. This technology has advantages over other manufacturing methodologies in terms of homogeneity and scalability, as it replaces the use of organic solvents by green solvents. Polymeric Nanocapsules are developed by the Leitat Technology Center, and provide versatility to the project as they can be designed with different drug release profiles depending on the needs being addressed.

This project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) through the announcement of the State Program for R&D&i (2016), orientated to the Society Challenges, modality RETOS-Collaboration 2016, and co-financed by FEDER funds from the European Commission.

 

About Nanomol (ICMAB-CSIC)

NANOMOL is a research group depending on the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona from CSIC, with wide expertise and recognized excellence in the synthesis, processing and study of molecular and polymeric materials with chemical, electronic, magnetic and biomedical properties. NANOMOL is also a member of Biomedical Research Networking center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) and of the technology transfer network TECNIO from ACC1Ó-Generalitat de Catalunya. The development by Nanomol of the different prototypes of nanocapsules will be performed in the ICTS “NANBIOSIS”, more specifically by the Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit (U6) of the CIBER in Bioengineering, Biomaterials & NanomedicIne located at the ICMAB-CSIC.

 

About Leitat

Leitat is a multisectoral private technological center whose mission is to collaborate with companies and other entities to create economic, social and sustainable value, through R+D+2i projects and technological processes from innovation and creativity. Leitat is a brand of the private entity Acondicionamiento Tarrasense and is recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (ACCIÓ) and by MINECO.

The Division of Nanomedicine and nanobiosensors of Leitat develops nanosystems for therapeutic application in order to solve specific problems in safety and, absorption issues and improvement of the efficacy of some API. In addition, related to diagnosis the group develops nanoparticles for specific recognition of analytes for the improvement of the sensitivity and signal amplification of biosensor systems.

The Efficacy and Safety Unit of Leitat also participates in Nano4Derm project, which has extensive experience in the development and application of in vitro models for the toxicological and efficacy evaluation of diverse natural products, from the pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics and food industries. In the pharmaceutical sector, the Unit acts as a strategic provider in Drug Discovery and pharmaceutical development processes. In recent years this unit has been involved in the development and biological characterisation of micro- and nano-delivery systems for topical application.

 

About Almirall

Almirall is a global pharmaceutical company with a strong focus in Dermatology and Aesthetics with the mission of providing valuable medicines and medical devices to you and future generations. Our R&D is focused on Dermatology, with a wide range of programs including key indications. Through our innovative products, agreements and alliances, our work covers the entire drug value chain. Almirall is continually growing as a specialist company in a wide range of skin diseases, in order to cover our customers unmet needs.

Founded in 1943, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Almirall is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange (ticker: ALM) and it has become a source of value creation for society due to its vision and the commitment of its long-standing major shareholders. In 2016, its revenues totaled 859.3 million euros and, with more than 2,000 employees, it has gradually built up a trusted presence across Europe, as well as in the US.

For more information, please visit www.almirall.com

 

Media contact: Cohn & Wolfe

Adriana Ibargüen (Adriana.ibarguen@cohnwolfe.com)/RebecaRocha (Rebeca.rocha@cohnwolfe.com)

Tel.: (+34) 91 531 42 67                                             

Investors & Corporate communication contact: Almirall

Pablo Divasson del Fraile

Tel (+34) 93 291 30 87

 

Disclaimer

This document includes only summary information and does not intend to be comprehensive. Facts, figures and opinions contained herein, other than historical, are “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on currently available information and on best estimates and assumptions believed to be reasonable by the Company. These statements involve risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those stated by such forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements, targets or estimates contained in this document to reflect any change in the assumptions, events or circumstances on which such forward-looking statements are based unless so required by applicable law.

Almirall + Nuevolution = Fighting together inflammatory skin diseases

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Almirall obtains rights to Nuevolution’s RORgt inhibitor program to identify and develop novel small molecule therapeutics for inflammatory skin diseases as well as Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

Nuevolution will receive an upfront payment of EUR 11.2 million (SEK 109.4 million*), and is eligible to receive development and regulatory milestone payments of up to in total maximum of EUR 172 million (SEK 1.7 billion*) provided successful development, and tiered commercial sales milestones of up to in total maximum of EUR 270 million (SEK 2.6 billion*). Nuevolution would further be entitled to receive tiered royalties on future net sales

Almirall will be responsible for funding of any further research as well as pre- clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial activities


Barcelona, Spain, Stockholm, Sweden, 12th December 2016 – Almirall S.A. and Nuevolution A/S (a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuevolution AB (publ)) announced today that they have entered into a global strategic collaboration focusing on the development and commercialization of Nuevolution’s novel RORgt inverse agonist (inhibitor) program for treatment of inflammatory skin diseases and disorders as well as for treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

As part of the agreement, the parties will also establish a research collaboration for the identification of additional RORgt inhibitors, with an exclusive option for Almirall to use within the dermatological field and with the optional use outside the field of collaboration for Nuevolution.

Almirall will be responsible for funding of any further research as well as pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial activities. Nuevolution will be responsible for funding of any of its own research.

Nuevolution will receive an upfront payment of EUR 11.2 million (SEK 109.4 million*), and is eligible to receive development and regulatory milestone payments of up to in total maximum of EUR 172 million (SEK 1.7 billion*) provided successful development, and tiered commercial sales milestones of up to in total maximum of EUR 270 million (SEK 2.6 billion*). Nuevolution would further be entitled to receive tiered royalties on future net sales.

“We are extremely excited about entering into this collaboration with Almirall,” said Alex Haahr Gouliaev, CEO of Nuevolution and continued, “Almirall is a world leading pharmaceutical company in the field of treating dermatological diseases, and through the partnership with Almirall our program has found a strong partner for the continued development  and later  commercialization. We  are looking  forward to  an  excellent working relationship with Almirall.”

Eduardo Sanchiz, CEO of Almirall, commented: “This agreement with Nuevolution will allow us to develop RORgt inhibitors for the potential treatment of Dermatology diseases and Psoriatic Arthritis, and this program includes novel NCEs with potential to be one of the first entries into a new class of oral non-steroidal anti inflammatories. We are very pleased with this strategic collaboration with Nuevolution, which reinforces our pipeline and brings an additional potential growth driver to Almirall, as we continue to position ourselves as a leading Dermatology player. It also shows our lasting commitment to bringing innovation in from the best sources”.

About payment scheme

The upfront payment is paid to Nuevolution upon signing of the collaboration agreement, subject to standard payment terms, and represent a guaranteed payment. Pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory milestone payments are contingent on successful development, and commercial milestones are contingent on successful achievement of sales milestones. Therefore, none of these payments are guaranteed. Payments from Almirall may be subject to Spanish withholding tax, which may be deductible in Nuevolution’s Danish corporate tax. (Exchange rate 1,00 EUR – 9,7667 SEK)

 

About Nuevolution

Nuevolution AB (publ) is a leading small molecule drug discovery biotech company founded in 2001, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nuevolution partners its proprietary discovery platform and programs with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to seek future benefit of patients in need of novel medical treatment options. Nuevolution’s internal programs are focused on therapeutically important targets within inflammation, oncology and immuno-oncology. This information is information that Nuevolution AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. The information was sent for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, on Monday 12 December, 11:00 (CET).

Nuevolution AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NUE.ST). Redeye AB acts as Certified Adviser to Nuevolution AB (publ). More information about Nuevolution can be found on: www.nuevolution.com

Media and Investor Relation’s Contact:

Alex Haahr Gouliaev, Chief Executive Officer (ahg@nuevolution.com)

Henrik D. Simonsen, Chief Financial Officer (hs@nuevolution.com)

Nuevolution AB (publ) Phone: +45 7020 0987

 

About Almirall

Almirall is a global company based in Barcelona dedicated to providing valuable medicines and medical devices through its R&D, agreements and alliances. Our work covers the whole of the drug value chain. A consolidated growth allows us to devote our talent and efforts towards specialty areas and particularly to further grow as a leading Dermatology player. We are a specialist company, enabling us to accomplish the purpose of taking our innovative products wherever they are needed.

Founded in 1943, Almirall is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange (ticker: ALM) and it has become a source of value creation for society due to its vision and the commitment of its long-standing major shareholders. In 2015, its revenues totalled 769 million euros and, with 1.800 employees, it has gradually built up a trusted presence across Europe, as well as in the USA.

For more information, please visit  www.almirall.com.

Media contact: Cohn & Wolfe

Adriana Ibargüen (Adriana.ibarguen@cohnwolfe.com)/RebecaRocha (Rebeca.rocha@cohnwolfe.com)

Tel.: (+34) 91 531 42 67                                             

Investors & Corporate communication contact: Almirall

Pablo Divasson del Fraile

Tel (+34) 93 291 30 87

 

Disclaimer

This document includes only summary information and does not intend to be comprehensive. Facts, figures and opinions contained herein, other than historical, are “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on currently available information and on best estimates and assumptions believed to be reasonable by the Companies. These statements involve risks and uncertainties beyond the Companies’ control. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those stated by such forward-looking statements. The Companies expressly disclaim any obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements, targets or estimates contained in this document to reflect any change in the assumptions, events or circumstances on which such forward-looking statements are based unless so required by applicable law.