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Almirall secures 5th partnership

15.10.2012 - Patients in Australia and New Zealand will also receive Almirall's Aclidinium against the lung disease COPD. Invida is the licensing partner.

After the approval of Aclidinium by the European Commission in July and the following deal with Italian Menarini Group to commercialise the drug in most of Europe in July, Barcelona-based Almirall S.A. has inked a marketing partnership with Invida Holdings Private Limited, a member of the Menarini Group, to sell the drug on the fifth continent . Invida gains the commercial rights for Aclidinium in Australia and New Zealand, with the deal including both monotherapy and combination therapy (with Formoterol). Both treatments work against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), where the drug relieves the tension in the muscles around the lungs to improve airflow.

COPD makes breathing difficult and is often caused by cigarette smoking. It is estimated that around 2 million people in Australia suffer from the disease, where it is the sixth most common cause of death among men and seventh among women, Almirall said. Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.  Eduardo Sanchiz, Chief Executive Officer of Almirall, states: "Together with Invida, we will be able to offer this novel therapy in Australia and New Zealand for COPD. With this new agreement Aclidinium, via partners or Almirall's own salesforce, now has access to over 80% of the COPD world market including the US, Japan, Korea and Europe, where we already have secured four license agreements in total." In Germany and Denmark, Aclidinium bromide is already on the market. It works as a long-acting inhaled muscarinic antagonist - sometimes referred to as an anticholinergic -, which has a long residence time at M3 receptors and a shorter residence time at M2 receptors. It is designed to be rapidly broken down in plasma into two major inactive metabolites, explaining its high topical efficacy but low propensity for systemic anticholinergic effects. When taken by inhalation, Aclidinium leads to bronchodilation by inhibiting airway smooth muscle contraction.   

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