FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

THE DEBIOPHARM GROUP AND SIGMA-TAU SIGN R&D AND COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT

June 15, 2006
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The Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a global independent biopharmaceutical development company specialising in oncology and serious medical conditions, and sigma-tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite SpA (sigma-tau), a leading Italian pharmaceutical group, announced the signature of a research and development (R&D) and commercialisation license agreement for istaroxime, a first-in-class luso-inotropic agent in clinical phase II for the treatment of acute heart failure syndromes. PipelineReview.com (http://www.pipelinereview.com/joomla/content/view/4459/118/)