Englewood, CO – October 3, 2017 – Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty life sciences company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today announced that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with Mitsuboshi Product Planning Ltd to market and distribute Fiera in Japan. Mitsuboshi is a specialty life sciences company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of products related to infertility and female sexual wellness. Mitsuboshi is the company’s first international distributor of Fiera, and the company expects to announce additional international distribution partnerships for Fiera in the future.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with Mitsuboshi in Japan to make Fiera available for the many women that experience low sexual desire and may benefit from an innovative, non-drug product like Fiera,” commented Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience. He continued, “Japan is a large and growing sexual wellness market, and we believe that Mitsuboshi is very well positioned to establish Fiera as an important female sexual wellness brand among both clinicians and consumers throughout Japan.”
Up to 9 million Japanese women express one or more sexual concerns. The Japanese sexual wellness market has been estimated at over $270 million annually.
Aytu BioScience and Mitsuboshi expect to launch Fiera in Japan in the next several months.
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty life sciences company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, with a focus on products addressing vitality, sexual wellness, and reproductive health. The company currently markets two prescription products in the U.S.: Natesto®, the first and only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or “Low T”) and ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the only FDA-approved imaging agent specific to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for prostate cancer detection and staging. Additionally, Aytu is developing MiOXSYS®, a novel, rapid semen analysis system with the potential to become a standard of care for the diagnosis and management of male infertility caused by oxidative stress. MiOXSYS® is commercialized outside the U.S. where it is a CE Marked, Health Canada cleared product, and Aytu is planning U.S.-based clinical trials in pursuit of 510k medical device clearance by the FDA. Aytu’s strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within growing markets. For more information visit aytubio.com. Aytu also now owns wholly-owned subsidiary Aytu Women’s Health (formerly Nuelle, Inc.), a personal health and wellness company focused on women’s sexual wellbeing and intimacy. Aytu Women’s Health markets Fiera, a personal care device for women that is scientifically proven to enhance physical arousal and sexual desire. Fiera is a consumer device and is not intended to treat, mitigate, or cure any disease or medical condition. For more information about the Fiera personal care device visit fiera.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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