MONTREAL, QUEBEC , August 12, 2020 – Valeo Pharma Inc. (CSE:VPH, FSE:VP2)
(“Valeo” or the “Company”), a Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced
today that it has commenced commercializing Yondelis® in Canada following the recently
received Notice of Compliance from Health Canada authorizing the transfer of the
commercial rights of Yondelis® to Valeo. Yondelis® (trabectedin) is a novel marine-derived
antitumor agent manufactured by PharmaMar S.A., based in Madrid, Spain.
“Yondelis® is a recognized global standard of care in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma,
our goal is to expand awareness of its benefits and availability across Canada”, said Steve
Saviuk, President and CEO. “ The commercialization of Yondelis® is the second of four
products we plan on launching this summer. These launches, as well as the anticipated
early fall approval of Redesca, underline our commitment to provide Canadian health care
professionals and patients with important therapeutics”.
Yondelis® (trabectedin) is a novel, synthetically produced antitumor agent originally isolated
from Ecteinascidia turbinata, a type of sea squirt. Yondelis® exerts its anticancer effects
primarily by inhibiting active transcription, a type of gene expression on which proliferating
cancer cells are particularly dependent. Yondelis® is currently approved, in Canada, for the
treatment of patients with metastatic liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma after failure of prior anthracycline and ifosfamide chemotherapy. Yondelis® is also approved, in combination
with Caelyx, for second line treatment of patients with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.
About Valeo Pharma
Valeo Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the commercialization of
innovative prescription products in Canada. With a focus on Neurodegenerative Diseases,
Oncology and Hospital Specialty Products, Valeo Pharma has a growing portfolio of
innovative products and the full infrastructure to properly manage these products through all
stages of commercialization. Headquartered in Kirkland, Quebec, Valeo Pharma has all
capabilities internally to register and market health care solutions for Canadian patients. For
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