European Medicines Agency (EMA) Accepts Veloxis' Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for LCP-Tacro for Treatment of Kidney Transplant Patients

May 21, 2013, 16:30 ET from Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S

HORSHOLM, Denmark, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO)  today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) accepted for review the company's Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to market LCP-Tacro for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant patients in the European Union. Veloxis expects the decision from the European Union in 2014.

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About LCP-Tacro™ and tacrolimus
Tacrolimus is a leading immunosuppression drug used for the prevention of transplant allograft rejection after organ transplantation. LCP-Tacro is an investigational drug that is being developed as a once-daily tablet version of tacrolimus, with improved bioavailability, consistent pharmacokinetic performance and reduced peak-to-trough variability when compared to currently approved tacrolimus products. Transplant patients need to maintain a minimum blood level of tacrolimus for the prevention of transplant allograft rejection, but excessive levels may increase the risk of serious side effects such as nephrotoxicity, tremor, diabetes, high blood pressure, and opportunistic infections. Therefore, tacrolimus levels need to be managed carefully, and transplant patients are typically obliged to make frequent visits to the hospital for monitoring and dose adjustments after receiving a new organ.

About Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
Based in Horsholm, Denmark, with an office in New Jersey, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S, or Veloxis, is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The company's lead product candidate is LCP-Tacro™ for immunosuppression, specifically organ transplantation. Veloxis' unique, patented delivery technology, MeltDose®, can improve absorption and bioavailability at low-scale up costs.  Veloxis has a lipid lowering product, Fenoglide®, currently on the U.S. market that is commercialized through partner Santarus, Inc. Veloxis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen under the trading symbol OMX: VELO.  

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