Mistral Pharma Inc.

Mistral Pharma Inc.

August 31, 2007 07:50 ET

Mistral Pharma Announces Licensing of a Patent Application for MIST-B02

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2007) - Mistral Pharma Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MIP) ("Mistral") announced today that it has licensed a method of use patent application from La Societe Therapprouve Inc., related to a new gastroenterology therapeutic indication for the drug included in Mistral's MIST-B02. As part of this licensing agreement, La Societe Therapprouve Inc. was granted 150,000 options to acquire common share of Mistral at a price of $0.10 per share, subject to vesting provisions. This grant was made pursuant to the stock options plan of Mistral.

"This licensing deal further increases the value of our MIST-B02 product to potential pharmaceutical partners" said Bertrand Bolduc, Mistral's President & CEO. "With a formulation and a patent application, MIST-B02 represents a very interesting product, especially for the US market where it would be a new chemical entity" he added. Mistral's second product, MIST-B02, is a controlled-delivery branded product in the gastroenterology field. MIST-B02 is targeting a brand product with more than US$ 100 M in worldwide annual sales.

About Mistral Pharma Inc.

Mistral Pharma is an innovative pharmaceutical product development and drug delivery company. Its first two branded drug delivery products, MIST-B01 & B02, showed positive results at their respective first pilot clinical trials. Mistral also has the Canadian rights to Instillagel®, a local anesthetic and antiseptic combination product used for urology procedures which is expected to be launched in Canada during Q4 2007. Mistral positions itself as a development and marketing partner for pharmaceutical companies. Additional information about Mistral Pharma can be obtained on Mistral Pharma's website at www.mistralpharma.com.

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Contact Information

  • Mistral Pharma Inc.
    Bertrand F. Bolduc, B.Pharm., MBA
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    514-421-1717 # 2224
    Mistral Pharma Inc.
    Alain Provencher, CA, CF
    Vice-president, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
    514-421-1717 # 2222