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Mellozzan[® ](melatonin) launched in Germany and Austria

EQL's key product Mellozzan[®] has now been launched in Germany and Austria, where it is provided to patients by EQL's license partner Medice Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to Germany and Austria, Medice also has ongoing work with registrations in Finland and Switzerland and launch in the UK. In 2023, Medice launched Mellozzan[®] in Denmark and Norway.

In parallel with the launch, work is ongoing to get Mellozzan® reimbursed in Germany, Austria and the UK. Until that happens, patients will have to pay for the medicine out of pocket which will limit sales initially. This is completely normal for launches in these countries and was planned for by EQL and Medice. EQL sees no reason why Mellozzan® will not become re-imbursed in the new markets in the same way as the product has already been in the Scandinavian countries.

In addition to the countries covered by Medice, other partners are in various stages of registration for Mellozzan® in France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and Kazakhstan. In addition, EQL has entered into a global license agreement covering 89 countries with Adalvo for Mellozzan®.

About Mellozzan®

Mellozzan® contains the sleep hormone melatonin and is indicated for children who have ADHD and suffer from sleep difficulties, where so-called sleep hygiene measures have not helped. Mellozzan® is also indicated for the short-term treatment of jet lag in adults.

About EQL

EQL Pharma AB specializes in developing and selling generics, i.e., drugs that are medically equivalent to original drugs. The company currently has 37 niche generics (i.e., generics with limited competition apart from the original drug) launched in the Nordic markets. In addition to these, there is a significant pipeline of additional niche generics for launch in 2024 and beyond. The business is currently focused entirely on prescription drugs, including hospital products, in the Nordics and selected European markets. EQL Pharma AB has its operations in Lund and is listed on the Spotlight Stock Market. EQL Pharma AB carries out extensive development work in collaboration with leading contract manufacturers and major pharmaceutical companies in the EU and Asia, among others.

About Medice

Medice Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1949 and headquartered in Iserlohn (Germany), is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with own GxP capabilities in development, manufacturing and pan-European and international distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. It is the core of “Medice – The Health Family” aiming to improve patient management by offering high quality innovative drugs, non-pharmacological interventions and value adding services. For more information, please visit www.medice.com.

Press Release 2024-04-22 Mellozzan launched in Germany and Austria