Orexo’s drug discovery collaboration terminated and OX-CLI/OX-ESI projects end

Uppsala – January 31, 2012 - Orexo AB and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV ("Janssen"), have decided to end their research collaboration and license agreement regarding the OX-CLI and OX-ESI programs and a third, undisclosed Janssen program. Each party has regained all commercial rights for its respective drug discovery programs.

Hence, the OX-CLI and OX-ESI programs, focusing on discovering and developing innovative new treatments for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other inflammatory diseases, will be closed.

For further information, please refer to the interim report January-December 2011, on the company’s website.


For further information, please contact:
Anders Lundström, President and CEO

Phone: +46 70-667 22 66
E-mail: anders.lundstrom@orexo.com

Peter Edman, CSO
Phone: +46 70-586 20 30
E-mail: peter.edman@orexo.com

About Orexo
Orexo is a pharmaceutical company focusing on developing treatments for pain and inflammation. The company has four commercialized products, several projects developed in partnership as well as three proprietary development programs. Orexo’s registered products are Abstral® for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain, sold by Kyowa Hakko Kirin/ProStrakan Group plc. in Europe and in the USA, the sleeping pill Edluar™, sold by Meda in the USA, as well as two products for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori which are being marketed by the subsidiary Kibion. More information can be found at www.orexo.com

This is information that Orexo AB (publ) discloses pursuant to the Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or Securities Market Act. The information was provided for public release on January 31, 2012 at 08:30 CET. This press release has been prepared in both Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy in the content of the two versions, the Swedish version shall take precedence.


About Us

Orexo develops improved pharmaceuticals based on innovative drug delivery technologies.The focus is primarily on opioid dependence and pain but the aim is to address therapeutic areas where our competence and technologies can create value. The main market today is the US market for the treatment of opioid dependence where the product Zubsolv® is commercialized by Orexo. Other products are commercialized by license partners, including Zubsolv in markets outside of the US. Total net sales for 2016 amounted to SEK 705.9 million and the number of employees was 102. Orexo is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap (ORX) index and is available as ADRs on OTCQX (ORXOY) in the US. The head office, where also research and development is performed, is located in Uppsala, Sweden.


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