Helsinki, Finland – Nanoform is delighted to announce the initiation of a technology evaluation of Nanoform’s Proprietary CESS® Technology across a range of AstraZeneca’s proprietary pharmaceutical products.

The initiation of this study is to assess the added value that Nanoform’s proprietary technology could deliver across the pharmaceutical value chain.

Commenting on the agreement, Edward Hæggström, CEO of Nanoform said:

“We have always believed that our technology has significant value to offer the Pharma industry, particularly in reducing clinical attrition rates by nanonizationTM to increase dissolution rates of poorly soluble APIs and overcome significant bioavailability challenges, as evidenced by the work conducted between us and our pharmaceutical partners.

 Producing tailored nanoparticles <200nm from solution, in a controlled and reproducible manner, with good yield and without the need for excipients is highly challenging to do by current pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques or processes.

 This is the first step of hopefully a long and successful relationship between our two companies and we look forward to working closely with AZ to support their early development needs and validating the value of our technology for their products.”

Notes to the Editor

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 About Nanoform

Nanoform is an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company. Nanoform works together with pharma and biotech partners globally to reduce clinical attrition and enhance their molecules formulation performance through its best-in-class nanonization™ services. The company’s multi-patented and scalable Controlled Expansion of Supercritical Solutions (CESS®) technology produces nanonized “designed-for-purpose” API particles, as small as 10nm. This enables poorly soluble molecules in the pharmaceutical pipeline to progress into clinical development by increasing their rate of dissolution and improving their bioavailability. Nanoform’s unique nanonization™ technology provides novel opportunities in diverse value enhancing drug delivery applications.

For more information please visit http://www.nanoform.fi/