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J&J DePuy to sell Anika Therapeutics MONOVISC hylaronic acid injections in the US



Anika Therapeutics Announces U.S. MONOVISC® License and Supply Agreement with DePuy Mitek, Inc. (press release)

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) today announced the signing of an exclusive, multi-year U.S. licensing and supply agreement with DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading orthopedic sports medicine company, for Anika’s MONOVISC®, a highly purified, high molecular weight form of hyaluronic acid for treating pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.

In connection with the entering into of the agreement, Anika will receive an initial payment of $2.5 million. Anika also will be entitled to receive additional payments from DePuy Mitek, following the mutual decision to launch the product, related to future regulatory, clinical, and sales milestones. The MONOVISC® product is currently pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Anika’s Chief Executive Officer, Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D., commented “Our collaboration with DePuy Mitek for Anika’s initial viscosupplementation product, ORTHOVISC®, has provided great benefit to both organizations. We are very pleased to strengthen this strong and productive alliance with the addition of the MONOVISC® product.”

Designed to relieve pain and stiffness and improve joint mobility, MONOVISC® has been marketed outside of the United States since 2008. It is currently sold in Canada and various European and Middle Eastern nations.

About Anika Therapeutics, Inc.

Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Anika Therapeutics, Inc. develops, manufactures and commercializes therapeutic products for tissue protection, healing, and repair. These products are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring, biocompatible polymer found throughout the body. Anika’s products range from orthopedic/joint health solutions led by ORTHOVISC®, a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, to surgical aids in the ophthalmic and anti-adhesion fields. The company also offers aesthetic dermal fillers for the correction of facial wrinkles. Anika’s Italian subsidiary, Anika S.r.l., provides complementary HA products in orthopedic/joint health and anti-adhesion, as well as therapeutics in new areas such as advanced wound treatment and ear, nose and throat care. Anika S.r.l.’s regenerative tissue technology advances Anika’s vision to offer therapeutic products that go beyond pain relief to protect and restore damaged tissue.

2 responses to J&J DePuy to sell Anika Therapeutics MONOVISC hylaronic acid injections in the US

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