AntriaBio Acquires Assets of PR Pharmaceuticals and Announces Intent to Merge With a Public Company
MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 7, 2013) - AntriaBio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the diabetes market, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the significant assets of PR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its intention to become a publicly traded company through a merger.
AntriaBio's lead product candidate, AB101, is a once-a-week injectable basal insulin in preclinical development. AB101 is administered by subcutaneous injection and targets patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require basal insulin for the control of hyperglycemia. The formulation has been designed to release insulin slowly and uniformly over a period of approximately one week.
"AB101 has the potential to be a clearly differentiated product that represents a significant advance in basal insulin delivery," said Nevan Elam, AntriaBio's President and CEO. "AB101 may offer significant advantages over basal insulin products sold by Sanofi-Aventis and Novo Nordisk, which together sell more than $7B annually."
In October 2012, AntriaBio entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the PRP assets including significant technology, formulation, manufacturing and intellectual property assets which together form the basis of AntriaBio's drug development portfolio. AntriaBio expects to formally close the transaction later this month.
In addition, later this month AntriaBio plans on merging with Fits My Style Inc. (
About AntriaBio, Inc.
AntriaBio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutic products for the diabetes market. Its development strategy combines FDA-approved pharmaceutical agents with our proprietary delivery technology. AntriaBio's lead product candidate is AB101, an injectable once-a-week basal insulin for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
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Released January 7, 2013