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MELBOURNE, Australia, June 23, 2022 /CNW/ -- Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: TLX, Telix, the Company) today announces it has signed a license and distribution agreement with Isologic Innovative Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Isologic) for the commercialisation of Telix's investigational prostate cancer imaging agent, Illuccix® (kit for preparation of gallium Ga-68 gozetotide injection), also known as 68Ga-PSMA-11 injection, for the Canadian market.
Isologic is the leading radiopharmaceutical network in Canada, servicing 265 hospitals and clinics across the country. Under the terms of the agreement, Isologic will be the commercial distributor of Illuccix in Canada, for a period of four years from the Canadian regulatory approval date, subject to achievement of annual minimum sales commitments.
Isologic's President, Dr André Gagnon, said, "PSMA PET imaging is a disruptive new technology that is being rapidly adopted and which may transform the way prostate cancer is initially staged and managed. We are very pleased to be working with Telix to bring this diagnostic imaging agent to our customers and patients in Canada, following regulatory approval by Health Canada."
Telix Group CEO and Managing Director, Dr Christian Behrenbruch added, "Canada is an important market for Telix and we already have an active user base of physicians who are prescribing Illuccix under compassionate use programs. Therefore, we are pleased to have secured this agreement, which will help patients across Canada access PSMA PET imaging using Illuccix once we have regulatory approval."
The agreement is subject to industry-standard commercial performance and termination conditions.
Marketing authorization has not yet been obtained for Illuccix® in Canada.
About Prostate Cancer in Canada
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer after non-melanoma skin cancers and is the third-leading cause of death from cancer among Canadian men. More than 24,000 men in Canada are estimated to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and 4,600 will die from the condition. Reliable and flexible diagnostic tools are essential for medical teams in narrowing the gap between understanding the spread of disease and the development of individualized treatment plans.
About Isologic Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals Ltd
ISOLOGIC Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals (ISOLOGIC) is a Canadian company dedicated to nuclear medicine and the science of radiopharmaceutical production. ISOLOGIC's commitment in these areas includes cyclotron centers, SPECT and PET radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities across Canada. We use our increased experience, expertise and radiopharmaceutical network to provide our customers and patients reliable, safe and high-quality radiopharmaceutical products and services. ISOLOGIC's radiopharmaceutical drug and medical device offers flexibility of choice, providing its clients with access to all radiopharmaceuticals that have Health Canada's market authorization.
About Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited
Telix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of diagnostic and therapeutic products using Molecularly Targeted Radiation (MTR). Telix is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with international operations in Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States. Telix is developing and commercialising a portfolio of products that address significant unmet medical need in oncology and rare diseases. Telix is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: TLX). For more information visit www.telixpharma.com and follow Telix on Twitter (@TelixPharma) and LinkedIn.
Telix's lead product, gallium-68 (68Ga) gozetotide (also known as 68Ga PSMA-11) injection, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Telix is also progressing marketing authorisation applications for this investigational candidate in Europe and Canada.
Telix Investor Relations
Ms. Kyahn Williamson
Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited
SVP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
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