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Medicines Company to Acquire Incline Therapeutics


The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Incline Therapeutics, Inc., a company focused on the development of IONSYS(R) (fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system), a compact, disposable, needleless Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) system in development for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain in the hospital setting.The Medicines Company announced in a separate news release that it has entered into a global collaboration and option agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb relating to Recothrom(R), a recombinant thrombin approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a topical hemostat to control non-arterial bleeding during surgical procedures."With two simultaneous transactions, selected and engineered as major elements in an established acute and intensive care hospital strategy, we believe The Medicines Company is in position to be the leading biopharmaceutical industry player in perioperative care," said Clive Meanwell, MD, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Medicines Company.IONSYS was originally developed and evaluated in an extensive clinical program, including seven Phase 3 clinical trials, which formed the basis of FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA) marketing clearances in 2006 for the short-term management of

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