SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP) announced today that the company and its ProNeura™ long-term, continuous drug delivery technology have been featured in Fortune in an article titled "The Buzzy New Technology That Could Make Pills Obsolete."
The article discusses how "pharmaceutical implants, matchstick-size devices that deliver drugs to patients over a period of weeks or months, are coming into their own." Specifically, the article highlights Titan's FDA-approved Probuphine® (buprenorphine) implant product, which treats opioid addiction by providing continuous doses of buprenorphine for up to six months, and that is being commercialized in the United States by its partner, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, as well as Titan's development of its ProNeura implantable technology for Parkinson's disease.
In addition to the article, Fortune posted an in-depth video interview with Dr. Kate Beebe, Titan's executive vice president and chief development officer. The article and video appear online here and a version of the article is expected to appear in the July 1 print issue of Fortune.
About Titan Pharmaceuticals
Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP), based in South San Francisco, CA, is developing proprietary therapeutics primarily for the treatment of serious medical disorders. The company's lead product is Probuphine®, a novel and long-acting formulation of buprenorphine for the long-term maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine employs Titan's proprietary drug delivery system ProNeura™, which is capable of delivering sustained, consistent levels of medication for three months or longer. Titan has granted commercial rights in the U.S. and Canada for Probuphine to Braeburn Pharmaceuticals. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2016, Probuphine is the first and only commercialized treatment of opioid dependence to provide continuous, around-the-clock blood levels of buprenorphine for six months following a single procedure. The ProNeura technology has the potential to be used in developing products for treating other chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease and hypothyroidism, where maintaining consistent, around-the-clock blood levels of medication may benefit the patient and improve medical outcomes. For more information about Titan, please visit www.titanpharm.com.
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Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Sunil Bhonsle, President
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