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Thursday 24 June, 2021

Shield Therapeutics

US launch of Accrufer® confirmed for July 1, 2021

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Shield Therapeutics PLC
24 June 2021
 

 

Shield Therapeutics plc

("Shield" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

US launch of Accrufer® confirmed for July 1, 2021

 

London, UK, June 24, 2021:  Shield Therapeutics plc (LSE: STX), a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company with a focus on addressing iron deficiency with its lead product Feraccru®/Accrufer® (ferric maltol), confirms that, in line with prior guidance, it will launch Accrufer® in the US on July 1, 2021. 

 

Launch stocks of Accrufer® are currently being distributed through the wholesaler channels and will be available to doctors and other prescribers in all parts of the US by July 1, 2021.  A sales force including 30 sales representatives has been recruited and trained and will be starting to contact key prescribers during next week.

 

Greg Madison, CEO of Shield, said "We are pleased to make Accrufer® available to physicians and their patients in the US. Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are significant challenges for millions of patients. Accrufer® represents a novel form of oral iron which offers clinical effectiveness while being well tolerated in clinical trials, and has the potential to be a significant advance for those patients in the US."

 

For further information please contact:

 

Shield Therapeutics plc

www.shieldtherapeutics.com

Greg Madison, CEO

+44 (0) 191 511 8500

Hans-Peter Rudolf, CFO


 

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About Shield Therapeutics plc

Shield is a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company with a focus on addressing iron deficiency with its lead product Feraccru ® /Accrufer ® (ferric maltol), a novel, stable, non-salt based oral therapy for adults with iron deficiency with or without anaemia.

 

Shield's lead product, Feraccru®/Accrufer®, has been approved for use in the United States, European Union, UK and Switzerland and has exclusive IP rights until the mid-2030s. The Group plans to launch Accrufer® in the US during 2021 through a highly experienced sales and marketing team. Feraccru® is already being commercialised in the UK and European Union by Norgine B.V., who also have the marketing rights in Australia and New Zealand. Shield also has an exclusive licence agreement with Beijing Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., for the development and commercialisation of Feraccru®/Accrufer® in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. 

 

For more information, please visit  www.shieldtherapeutics.com. Follow Shield on Twitter @ShieldTx

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and include statements related to the commercial strategy for Feraccru®/ Accrufer® These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from management's expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, risks associated with, the Group's business and results of operations, competition and other market factors.  The forward-looking statements made in this press release represent management's expectations as of the date of this press release, and except as required by law, the Group disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release, even if subsequent events cause our views to change.

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