Peptonic Medcial AB (publ) (‘Peptonic’ or ‘Company’) today announced that its self-care product for the treatment of vaginal atrophy and dryness – VagiVital® – has been approved for sale through Apoteket AB’s retail shops and on-line shop, by Apoteket Hjärtat for sale in its on-line pharmacy shop, and by Apoteksgruppen for sales in approximately forty of its franchise pharmacy shops throughout Sweden.
– We are proud and delighted that VagiVital® soon will be available for purchase in these pharmacies, which considerably improves its availability and strengthens the credibility of the product. This is an important endorsement of the clinical documentation and the quality of the product, says Johan Inborr, CEO of Peptonic.
Initially, VagiVital® will be available for purchase in the thirty largest pharmacy shops of Apoteket AB and in its on-line pharmacy (www.apoteket.se) from mid February 2019, and in Apoteket Hjärtat’s webshop from the beginning of February the latest. The Apoteksgruppen independent franchise pharmacies will decide individually on when to start offering the product in their shops.
Peptonic intends to further broaden the distribution of VagiVital® in Sweden as soon as possible.
This information is information that Peptonic Medical AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 10th January 2019.
Johan Inborr, CEO
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VagiVital® is a patent pending hormone free self-care product for the treatment of vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness. The product has been tested in randomised clinical studies (vaginal atrophy) with very positive results both for objective (vaginal pH and proportion of superficial cells in the vaginal mucosa) and subjective (most bothersome symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, vaginal irritation/itching, dyspareunia and dysuria) parameters. The magnitude of symptom relief is on par with that demonstrated with e.g. prescription estrogen based products on the market today. It was very well tolerated and caused no serious adverse effects. VagiVital® was launched in Sweden as a non-prescription self-care product in July 2018.
About Peptonic Medical
Peptonic Medical is an innovative Swedish medical development company. Its vision is to offer safe and effective treatments and relief for women specific diseases and medical conditions.
VagiVital® is a registered trademark of Peptonic Medical. The product is hormone free and is being commercialised for the non-prescription use for the treatment of vaginal atrophy (VA) and vaginal dryness. The pipeline of Peptonic Medical also includes Vagitocin®, which is an oxytocin-based vaginal gel for the treatment of VA. This product candidate is in clinical development phase 2. The development of Vagitocin® is on hold pending additional data on i.a. the mechanism of action.
Since July 2014, the Peptonic Medical share has been traded on the Spotlight Stock Exchange (www.spotlight.se, ticker: PMED) in Stockholm, Sweden.