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BioAlliance Pharma SA (Paris:BIO), the specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of opportunistic infections in cancer and AIDS, announced its collaboration to the book entitled "Rediscover the pleasure of food", containing culinary recommendations and recipes targeted at cancer patients. This book will be made available to patients as soon as October 18, 2008 during the ‘Semaine du Goût'.
Both topical cancer treatments (surgery, radiotherapy) and systemic treatments (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy) can have adverse consequences on taste. Cancer experts, radiotherapists, dieticians and psychiatrists are well aware that rediscovering the taste of food is essential for their patients' quality of life and that it is an integral part of global cancer therapy.
From specifications based on the daily experience of a dietician at leading French cancer institute, the Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR), 22 of France's top chefs have taken up the challenge of creating tailor-made recipes in order to help patients "rediscover the pleasure of food".
"BioAlliance Pharma is focused on developing innovative medicines for patients' convenience. Improving patients' quality of life on a daily basis is the common factor which has brought us together with experts and has been driving us towards this unique initiative. We are extremely pleased to be part of these cooking inventions for patients," said Dominique Costantini, President and CEO of BioAlliance Pharma.
About BioAlliance Pharma SA
BioAlliance Pharma SA is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of opportunistic infections in cancer and HIV. The company develops and commercializes innovative products which address drug resistance issues. BioAlliance Pharma has launched its first portfolio product (Loramyc®) in France and, more recently, in the UK, Germany and Denmark, and has already received European Marketing Authorizations in Belgium and Luxemburg. The product has also completed a pivotal Phase III clinical trial in the United States in oropharyngeal candidiasis. The company is also performing a Phase III trial in labial herpes with acyclovir Lauriad® (which is based on the same Lauriad® muco-adhesive technology as Loramyc®, enabling targeted release at the disease site). BioAlliance Pharma also has a second technology (the Transdrug® nanoparticle technology, designed specifically for intracellular targeting) and, furthermore, is developing a new therapeutic entities program in oncology and infectious disease. BioAlliance Pharma has established several strategic alliances for commercializing Loramyc®, with agreements in 2007 for Europe (with the SpeBio joint venture) and the United States (with Par Pharmaceutical) and in 2008 for Asia (Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan with Handok Pharmaceuticals and then China with Novamed). In May and August 2008, the company expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the Europe commercial rights to, respectively, ondansetron Oral Spray (OS) from NovaDel Pharma Inc. (Amex: NVD) and ondansetron RapidFilmTM from APR/Labtec.
This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning BioAlliance Pharma SA and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of BioAlliance Pharma SA to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. BioAlliance Pharma SA is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of BioAlliance Pharma SA to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors ("Facteurs de Risque") section of the reference document approved by the AMF on April 11 2008 under the number R. 08-021, which is available on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org) or on BioAlliance Pharma S.A.'s website (www.bioalliancepharma.com).
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BioAlliance Pharma SA
Dominique Costantini, President and CEO
Tel.: +33 1 45 58 76 01
Nicolas Fellmann, CFO
Tel.: +33 1 45 58 71 00
Tel.: +33 6 64 18 99 59
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