Company announcement - No. 27/2017
Zealand reports royalty revenue for the second quarter of 2017
- Zealand reports royalty revenue of DKK 9.1 million in Q2 2017
- The revenue is based on total net sales of of Lyxumia®/Adlyxin(TM) and Suliqua®/Soliqua® 100/33 of DKK 91.4 million in Q2 2017
Copenhagen, July 31, 2017 - Zealand Pharma ("Zealand") reports Q2 2017 royalty revenue from Sanofi`s sales of Lyxumia®/Adlyxin(TM) (lixisenatide) of DKK 5.2 million and from Suliqua®/Soliqua® 100/33 of DKK 3.9 million. Total royalty revenue for H1 2017 amounted to DKK 17.2 million.
Lixisenatide is a once-daily prandial GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and was invented by Zealand. Zealand licensed the global development and commercialization rights to lixisenatide to Sanofi. Lixisenatide is marketed under the brand name Lyxumia® in over 45 countries and was launched in the United States under the brand name Adlyxin(TM) in January 2017.
Sanofi has also developed a combination of lixisenatide and insulin glargine 100 units/mL (Lantus®), which was launched under the brand name Soliqua®100/33 in the United States in January 2017 and has been approved as Suliqua® in Europe and launched in the Netherlands in the second quarter of 2017.
Soliqua® 100/33 is approved in the United States as an adjunct therapy to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled on basal insulin (less than 60 Units daily) or lixisenatide alone.
Zealand`s Interim report for the first six months of 2017 will be published on August 24 2017 and will contain more information relating to the launch of Soliqua® 100/33.
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Britt Meelby Jensen, CEO and President
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About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. Zealand has a portfolio of medicines and product candidates under license collaborations with Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim and a pipeline of internal product candidates focusing on specialty gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases.
Zealand`s first invented medicine, lixisenatide, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is licensed to Sanofi. Lixisenatide is marketed as Adlyxin® in the U.S. and as Lyxumia® in the rest of the world. Lixisenatide has been developed in a combination with basal insulin glargine (Lantus®) and is marketed as Soliqua® 100/33 in the U.S. and has been approved as Suliqua® in Europe and launched in the Netherlands.
Zealand`s clinical pipeline includes: dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, single-dose rescue treatment) for acute, severe hypoglycemia (Phase 3); glepaglutide* (ZP1848) for short bowel syndrome (Phase 2); dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, multiple-dose version) intended for use in a dual-hormone artificial pancreas system to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and better diabetes management (Phase 2) as well as for the treatment of congenital hyperinsulinism, and other earlier-stage clinical and preclinical peptide therapeutics.
Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Glostrup), Denmark. For further information about the Company`s business and activities, please visit www.zealandpharma.com or follow Zealand on Twitter @ZealandPharma.
* Dasiglucagon and glepaglutide are proposed International Nonproprietary Names (pINN).
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Source: Zealand Pharma via GlobeNewswire