Noven Signs License And Supply Agreements With Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals For Patches To Treat HSDD

-- Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN) today announced that it has entered into global license and supply agreements with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“P&GP”), a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company, relating to the development and commercialization of prescription transdermal patches for the treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (“HSDD”) in women.

Under the agreements, Noven granted P&GP an exclusive worldwide license to a testosterone patch for the treatment of HSDD in women, as well as potential next-generation patches in the same therapeutic category. The agreements provide for payment to Noven of royalties and manufacturing fees, as well as development and sales milestones, relating to the licensed products. P&GP will fund any clinical development costs and will be responsible for any regulatory filings and marketing applications associated with the licensed products, as applicable.

Noven successfully formulated the licensed testosterone patch utilizing its patented DOT Matrix® transdermal delivery technology pursuant to a development agreement between Noven and P&GP established in 2003. Peter Brandt, Noven’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited to be advancing our collaboration with one of the world’s best-regarded companies to bring advanced DOT Matrix® patches to women suffering from HSDD.”

About HSDD
HSDD is the medical term for low sexual desire that results in personal distress for the patient, and it is believed to be the most common form of female sexual dysfunction. Currently, there are no products approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat HSDD in the U.S. In certain countries outside the U.S., P&GP markets and sells a testosterone patch called Intrinsa® for the treatment of HSDD in certain patient populations.

About DOT Matrix®
Noven’s patented DOT Matrix® transdermal drug delivery platform is a highly-efficient class of diffusion-based drug-in-adhesive patch technology that can often deliver more drug through a smaller patch area than competitive patches, without using irritating skin permeation enhancers, and without compromising adhesion. Several commercialized products utilize Noven’s DOT Matrix® technology, including Vivelle-Dot®, CombiPatch® and Daytrana®.

About Noven
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products. Noven’s business and operations are focused in three principal areas – transdermal drug delivery, the Novogyne joint venture, and Noven Therapeutics, Noven’s specialty pharmaceutical unit.

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While not necessarily listed in order of priority or probability, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the possibility that the products may not be successfully developed; uncertainties related to any clinical trials, the possibility that even if successfully developed, regulatory authorities, including the FDA, may not approve any of the products on a timely basis or at all; the possibility that P&GP may elect not to commercialize any of the products, even if such products are successfully developed and approved; the possibility that Noven may experience difficulties in manufacturing or supplying any of the products to specification on a commercial scale; the possibility that patent or other strategies could delay or prevent any launch of the products; the possibility that Noven will not achieve the development and sales milestones under the Agreements; the impact of competitive responses to any sales, marketing and strategic efforts relating to the products; and the risk that P&GP may have priorities that are different from or conflict with Noven’s, which may adversely impact P&GP’s ability or willingness to advance any development or commercialization activities related to the products.

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Noven Contact:
Joseph C. Jones
Vice President – Corporate Affairs