Biofrontera AG: Phase 1 of Collaboration between Biofrontera and Maruho completed

DGAP-News: Biofrontera AG / Key word(s): Alliance/Contract

10.07.2018 / 15:10

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Phase 1 of Collaboration between Biofrontera and Maruho completed

Leverkusen, Germany – July 10, 2018 – Biofrontera AG (NASDAQ: BFRA; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: B8F) (Biofrontera) announced the completion of phase 1 of the collaboration with Maruho Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan (Maruho) under the Collaboration and Partnership Agreement dated July 13, 2016.

During phase 1 of their collaboration, Biofrontera and Maruho examined potential formulations for various branded generic drugs in Europe. Stable formulations have been developed for some, but not for all active ingredients and combinations tested. Maruho covered all costs and expenses in connection with the research and development during phase 1. Both companies share the understanding that they jointly own the new IP developed during phase 1 and have retained their respective ownership to pre-existing IP, such as Biofrontera’s patented nanoemulsion. Biofrontera and Maruho did not yet enter into any binding agreement regarding marketing rights.

Biofrontera and Maruho currently consider continuing their collaboration under a new agreement. However, the details and the timing of such new agreement have not yet been discussed.


For enquiries, please contact:

Biofrontera AG
Thomas Schaffer, Chief Financial Officer

+49 (0) 214 87 63 2 0
IR UK: Seton Services
Toni Vallen
+44(0) 20 7224 8468
IR and PR US: The Ruth Group
IR: Tram Bui
PR: Kirsten Thomas
+1 646-536-7035
+1 508-280-6592


About Biofrontera:

Biofrontera AG is an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development and commercialization of a platform of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of dermatological conditions and diseases caused primarily by exposure to sunlight that results in sun damage to the skin. Biofrontera’s approved products focus on the treatment in the U.S. and Europe of actinic keratoses, which are skin lesions that can sometimes lead to skin cancer, as well as the treatment of certain forms of basal cell carcinoma in the European Union. American Depositary Shares representing Biofrontera’s ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “BFRA”, and Biofrontera’s ordinary shares are listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (B8F, ISIN: DE0006046113). Information is also available at

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Language: English
Company: Biofrontera AG
Hemmelrather Weg 201
51377 Leverkusen
Phone: +49 (0)214 87632 0
Fax: +49 (0)214 87632 90
ISIN: DE0006046113, NASDAQ: BFRA
WKN: 604611
Listed: Regulated Market in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Nasdaq

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