Healthcare Industry News:  Innocoll 


 News Release - March 7, 2006

Innocoll Announces Approval to Promote its CollaRx GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT in Norway

ASHBURN, Va., March 7 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Innocoll, Inc. announced its sales and marketing subsidiary, Innocoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd., has obtained approval to promote its GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT in Norway. Previously, the product was available on a named patient basis only in Norway.

The product is indicated for the treatment and prevention of post- operative acquired infection. Innocoll, Inc. acquired the product rights from Essex Chemis AG, an affiliated company of Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) and has since assumed all sales, marketing and distribution activities for the product.

Dr. Michael Myers, President and CEO of Innocoll, Inc., stated, "The Nordic region is an important market for this product and this approval will enable us to harmonize our sales and marketing efforts there."

The product was developed using Innocoll's proprietary collagen-based technology, CollaRx(TM), and has been approved in 50 countries. It is marketed under the following different trade names (COLLATAMP® G, COLLATAMP® EG, SULMYCIN® IMPLANT, GARAMYCIN® SCHWAMM, DURACOL®, DURACOLL®, GENTACOL®, GENTACOLL®, GARACOL®, GARACOLL®, CRONOCOL®) in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT is a biodegradable leave-behind implant impregnated with the broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic, gentamicin, and is indicated as an adjunct to systemic antibiotic therapy for the treatment and prevention of post-surgical acquired infection in both hard and soft tissues. It is based on Innocoll's CollaRx(TM) technology, a proprietary collagen-based system which locally delivers a wide variety of drug products, and can be formulated for implantable or topical application as a lyophilized sponge or as a cast film.

About Innocoll, Inc.

Innocoll is a privately held, fully integrated, global, hospital specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in surgical and dermatological products. It develops and markets internationally a range of medical products using its proprietary collagen-based technologies, CollaRx(TM) and LiquiColl®. For more information, please visit For product or pipeline information, please visit

Source: Innocoll

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