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Medigene AG /
Medigene's Veregen® Included in European Treatment Guideline for the Management
of Anogenital Warts
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Martinsried/Munich, February 26 2013. Medigene AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard)
announced today that Veregen(®) was included into the 2012 European Guideline
for the Management of Anogenital Warts. This internationally accepted treatment
guideline, developed by clinical experts, recommends Veregen(®) (Sinecatechins
10% & 15% ointment) as a treatment option for genital warts. The guideline will
be published in the March 2013 edition of the "Journal of the European Academy
of Dermatology and Venereology"(*), and is already available online. The
inclusion of Veregen(®) into the treatment guidelines in other countries is in
Since 2010, Veregen(®) (Sinecatechins 15% ointment) has
also been recommended as
a treatment option for genital warts in the US Department of Health and Human
Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Sexually Transmitted
Diseases Treatment Guidelines.
"We are pleased that Veregen(® )is being endorsed as an efficacious and safe
treatment in both the US and the European treatment guidelines. These guidelines
represent an important source of key information for physicians for the
treatment of this extremely onerous sexually transmitted disease", commented Dr.
Frank Mathias, CEO of Medigene AG.
About Veregen(®): Veregen(®) is a topical treatment for external genital warts,
which contains a concentrate of catechins with a complex defined composition
extracted from green tea leaves. Veregen(®) is already marketed in the USA (by
Fougera), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (by Abbott), and Spain (by Bial).
Marketing authorizations in additional countries have been granted or are
expected within the next few months. Medigene has entered into several marketing
partnerships for Veregen across Europe, Asia, and America, and is planning to
continue this global licensing strategy to further exploit the market potential
Medigene AG (Frankfurt: MDG, prime standard) is a publicly listed biotechnology
company headquartered in Martinsried/Munich, Germany. Medigene focuses on
clinical research and development of novel drugs against cancer and autoimmune
diseases. Medigene was the first German biotech company to have revenues from
marketed products, which are distributed by partner companies. It has two drug
candidates in clinical trials, EndoTAG(®)-1 and RhuDex(®), and is developing an
innovative vaccine technology. For more information, please visit
*Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, Volume 27, Issue
3, March 2013, Pages e263-e270, C.J.N. Lacey, S.C.Woodhall, A.Wikstrom and
This press release contains forward-looking statements representing the opinion
of Medigene as of the date of this release. The actual results achieved by
Medigene may differ significantly from the forward-looking statements made
herein. Medigene is not bound to update any of these forward-looking statements.
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