SOURCE: Eurand N.V.

Eurand N.V.

February 16, 2010 07:00 ET

Eurand Issued U.S. Patent for ZENPEP® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Eurand N.V. (NASDAQ: EURX), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the grant of U.S. Patent No. 7,658,918, titled "STABLE DIGESTIVE ENZYME COMPOSITIONS," by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent will provide Eurand with coverage until at least February 20, 2028 on ZENPEP® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules.

In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted ZENPEP five years of marketing exclusivity as a New Chemical Entity.

About Eurand

Eurand is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and commercializes enhanced pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products based on its proprietary pharmaceutical technologies. Eurand has had six products approved by the FDA since 2001 and has a pipeline of product candidates in development for itself and its collaboration partners. Its technology platforms include bioavailability enhancement of poorly soluble drugs, custom release profiles and taste-masking orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) formulations.

Eurand is a global company with facilities in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit Eurand's website at

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