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Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Drug Names(s): Bucelipase alfa (INN), rhBSSL
Description: Exinalda is a recombinant version of a human fat-digesting enzyme (bile salt stimulated lipase; BSSL). It is administered to replace the enzyme in patients with fat malabsorption. The enzyme is the same one used in Kiobrina.
Deal Structure: In August 2005, Biovitrum obtained the rights to Exinalda (BSSL) through the acquisition of Arexis.
In November 2009, Biovitrum and the shareholders of Swedish Orphan reached an agreement under which Biovitrum will acquire 100 per cent of the shares and warrants in Swedish Orphan. The new group will be called Swedish Orphan Biovitrum.
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