Valeritas Expanding V-Go US Commercial Operations
Bridgewater, N.J., June 4, 2013 (PR NEWSWIRE) – Valeritas, makers of the V-Go® insulin delivery device, today announced that they have closed a structured debt financing with Capital Royalty L.P. which provides Valeritas with up to $100 million to further support the commercialization of the V-Go.
"We are pleased to have Capital Royalty as a financial partner," said Kristine Peterson, Valeritas Chief Executive Officer. "This financing gives us further flexibility to expand our US commercial efforts for V-Go and bring this innovative treatment approach to many more patients with Type 2 diabetes."
V-Go is a simple, fully-disposable device that delivers a continuous preset basal rate of insulin for 24 hours with on-demand mealtime dosing. It is designed to be easier to use and assist with blood glucose control in adult patients who require insulin.
The V-Go is unlike anything else on the insulin delivery market for patients with Type 2 diabetes," said Charles Tate, Chairman and Founder of Capital Royalty L.P. "We see great long-term potential in the V-Go and our investment in Valeritas aligns with our continued focus on building customized financing solutions for healthcare companies with innovative commercial technologies."
This financing builds on Valeritas' previously announced $150 million equity financing in 2011 and strong backing of leading private equity and venture capital investors.
About the V-Go® Disposable Insulin Delivery Device
The V-Go® is a simple, fully disposable device for the delivery of basal-bolus insulin therapy in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The V-Go provides a continuous preset basal rate of insulin and allows for on-demand bolus dosing around mealtimes, thereby providing an alternative to taking multiple daily insulin injections.
Important Risk Information: If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go Disposable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia. The following conditions may occur during insulin therapy with the V-Go: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Other adverse reactions associated with V-Go use include skin irritation from the adhesive pad or infections at the infusion site. The V-Go should be removed before any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.
About Valeritas, Inc.
Valeritas is committed to developing and commercializing innovative treatment solutions that contribute to clinical and humanistic outcomes for patients, with an initial focus on the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Valeritas' portfolio is headlined by the V-Go® disposable insulin delivery device, which is being commercialized and reimbursed in a specialty pharmaceutical model and is distributed through retail pharmacy.
In March 2011, Valeritas received EU CE Mark approval for V-Go. In November 2012, Valeritas was named Life Science Company of the year by the New Jersey Technology Council for its targeted mission and focus on the development of technology to improve the lives of people with Type 2 diabetes. Its Executive Management Team was further recognized for the ability to effectively develop and commercialize devices at high volumes. In addition, Valeritas received the 2012 Scrip Financing of the Year award for raising $150 million in Series C financing in September 2011.
Headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Valeritas operates its R&D and manufacturing in a state-of-the-art facility in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.valeritas.com and follow Valeritas on Twitter @Valeritas_US
About Capital Royalty L.P.
Capital Royalty L.P. is a market pioneer and innovator in healthcare investing focused on intellectual property investments in approved products through structures including royalty bonds, secured debt, revenue interests and traditional royalty monetizations. Capital Royalty works directly with leading healthcare companies, research institutions and inventors to provide customized solutions to meet their unique financing needs. The value of each investment is based on the future revenue of commercialized biopharmaceutical products and medical technologies. Capital Royalty is actively making investments through Capital Royalty Fund II, which has $805 million of committed capital.
The firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Boulder, Colorado and New York City. For additional information, please visit www.capitalroyalty.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which may include statements about regulatory submissions and the timing and potential for FDA review and approval of such submissions, the efficacy and safety of Valeritas' product candidates, market opportunities for V-Go® and the clinical importance of V-Go, as well as any other financial projections. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects", "may", "should" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on our current expectations, and those made at other times will be based on our expectations when the statements are made. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein include the following: uncertainties associated generally with research and development, clinical trials and related regulatory reviews and approvals. The forward looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release and Valeritas undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.
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