NovaDel Announces Preliminary Agreement to Sell its NovaMist™ Technology
NovaDel Pharma Inc. (NVDL.PK) has signed a preliminary agreement to sell its NovaMist™ technology to SUDA LTD, an Australian publicly held pharmaceutical company.
The proposed transaction includes the sale of NovaDel's patents and trademarks relating to its NovaMist technology. The sale, as contemplated, does not include the NitroMist® or ZolpiMist™ intellectual property or licenses.
The commercial terms of the preliminary agreement are subject to confidentiality at this time and subject to satisfactory completion of due diligence by both parties, as well as the execution of a definitive agreement and subject to NovaDel board and stockholder approval, if required.
SUDA LTD is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and is engaged in developing and marketing pharmaceutical products. Its principal activity is the development of a sublingual aerosol and pump formulation of artemisinin derivatives for the treatment of malaria. ArTiMist™, its artemisinin product, is administered sub-lingually and enters the bloodstream where the parasite lives, attacking at a far greater speed than conventional tablets and reducing the need for continued hospitalization while presenting significant cost savings to governments and relief organizations. ArTiMist is particularly effective in the treatment of children and young infants who are experiencing malaria-related and gastro-intestinal problems and cannot tolerate tablet treatments. The company has completed the required Phase 3 trials for this product and is expected to release the final trial report within the next 30 days.
ABOUT NOVADEL PHARMA
NovaDel Pharma Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops oral spray formulations of marketed pharmaceutical products. The Company's patented oral spray drug delivery technology seeks to improve the efficacy, safety, patient compliance, and patient convenience for a broad range of prescription pharmaceuticals. NovaDel has two marketed products that have been approved by the FDA: NitroMist® for the treatment of angina, and ZolpiMist™ for the treatment of insomnia. NovaDel's leading product candidate, DuroMist™, is being developed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The Company also has product candidates that target nausea, migraine headache and disorders of the central nervous system. NovaDel plans to develop these and other products independently and through collaborative arrangements with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. To find out more about NovaDel Pharma Inc. (NVDL.PK), visit our website at www.novadel.com.
Except for historical information contained herein, this document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results or outcomes to be materially different from those anticipated and discussed herein including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to obtain additional required financing or achieve other strategic alternatives (the lack of which would cause the Company to file for bankruptcy), the ability of third parties to successfully commercialize the Company's products, the successful completion of its clinical trials, including pilot pharmacokinetic feasibility studies, the successful completion of its preclinical studies, the ability to develop products (independently and through collaborative arrangements), the ability to commercialize and obtain FDA and other regulatory approvals for products under development, and the acceptance in the marketplace for oral spray products. The Company operates in industries where securities may be volatile and may be influenced by regulatory and other factors beyond the Company's control.
In addition, our inability to maintain or enter into, and the risks resulting from our dependence upon, collaboration or contractual arrangements necessary for the development, manufacture, commercialization, marketing, sales and distribution of any of our products could materially impact the Company's actual results. Important factors that the Company believes might cause such differences are discussed in the risk factors detailed in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In assessing forward-looking statements contained herein, if any, the reader is urged to carefully read all cautionary statements contained in such filings. We do not intend to update any of these factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
NovaDel Pharma Inc.
Steven Ratoff, 520-245-6905