Signs Distribution Agreements with Established Medical Distributors in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and India
Englewood, CO – December 15, 2016 – Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today announced that it has entered into agreements with five leading Asian specialty medical distributors to commercialize the Company’s MiOXSYS® System. MiOXSYS is the company’s in vitro diagnostic platform for assessing the level of oxidative stress in semen as an aid in the diagnosis of infertility in men. The MiOXSYS System obtained CE Marking earlier this year.
Aytu’s distribution partners were chosen for their experience in the commercialization of reproductive health products and their strong presence in countries with a significant market opportunity for male infertility technologies. The initial Asian commercial network includes Naka International Corporation in Japan, CNC Biotech Inc. in Korea, Chun Fo Pharmaceutical in Hong Kong and Macau, and Trivector Biomed LLP and Neoteric Medical Systems in India. Over 30 million of cases of male infertility are reported annually across the five counties covered by these distributors.
Aytu expects to continue to expand its ex-U.S. distribution channel in line with ramping commercial sales in territories where MiOXSYS is approved while the company pursues regulatory clearance in the U.S. through the FDA’s 510(k) de novo pathway.
Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu, stated, “These distribution partners set a very high standard in marketing reproductive health products like MiOXSYS across Asia and have broad reach within the infertility market in their respective territories. As Aytu continues to gain interest from reproductive medicine experts and infertility clinicians, it was important to align with strategic distributors who understand the Asian infertility market from both a clinical and academic research perspective. We look forward to generating initial sales for MiOXSYS in Asia as we continue to build support among prominent thought leaders in the field of male reproductive health.”
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology. The company currently markets three products: Natesto®, the first and only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or “Low T”), ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the only FDA-approved imaging agent specific to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for prostate cancer detection and staging, and Primsol® (trimethoprim hydrochloride), the only FDA-approved trimethoprim-only oral solution for urinary tract infections. 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 conducting U.S.-based clinical trials in pursuit of 510k de novo medical device clearance by the FDA. Aytu’s strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating urology products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within well-established markets. For more information visit aytubio.com.
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