Amsterdam. March 5th 2019. Norgine B.V. today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Noventure S.L. by entering into an exclusive distribution agreement for GELSECTAN® in France. This deal expands on Norgine’s existing collaboration with Noventure S.L. under which Norgine distributes GELSECTAN® in Portugal, Spain, Andorra and the Italian Republic (incl. Vatican City and San Marino).
GELSECTAN ® is a Class IIa CE marked medical device used as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea (IBS-D). IBS is a chronic bowel problem, characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habit. 1 Diarrhoea is one of the symptoms often associated with irritable bowel syndrome. GELSECTAN® is available in capsules for oral use.
Peter Martin, Chief Operating Officer at Norgine said: “We are delighted to expand our collaboration with Noventure. GELSECTAN® has already been successfully launched by Norgine in Spain and Portugal and has received very favourable feedback from patients who have taken it who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea.”
Jose Luis Fumanal, VP Sales & Marketing at Noventure said: “Robust pre-clinical and clinical evidence, along with increasing real-life experience in a number of European markets, has positioned GELSECTAN® as one of the preferred treatment options for both IBS-D sufferers and physicians. Given our fruitful collaboration in Spain, Portugal and Italy, we are convinced that Norgine is the right partner to market GELSECTAN® in France.”
Norgine anticipates launching GELSECTAN® in France in the 3rd quarter of 2019.
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Norgine is a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company with a direct commercial presence in all major European markets. In 2017, Norgine’s total net sales were EUR 345 million, up 17 per cent.
Norgine employs over 1,000 people across its commercial, development and manufacturing operations and manages all aspects of product development, production, marketing, sale and supply. Norgine specialises in gastroenterology, hepatology, cancer and supportive care.
Norgine is headquartered in the Netherlands. Norgine owns a R&D site in Hengoed, Wales and two manufacturing sites in Hengoed, Wales and Dreux, France.
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1 Longstreth G F et al. Functional bowel disorders. Gastroenterology. 2006; 130 (5): 1480 – 1491.
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