PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Agile Therapeutics announced today that Al Altomari, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors for BioNJ, an organization whose mission is to advance the biotechnology and biotechnology-related industries in New Jersey for the benefit of the citizens, the economy, and patients of New Jersey, the US and worldwide. Agile is located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Altomari said, "I am honored to have been selected to join the board of BioNJ, which has been an instrumental player in making New Jersey a leader in the biopharmaceuticals industry through public policy initiatives, fostering leadership through networking events, and being a resource for its members."
Additionally, Mr. Altomari and Katie MacFarlane, Pharm.D., who is responsible for overseeing Agile's commercial activities, recently presented at the Pharma Market Research Conference, which took place February 5-6, 2013, in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Their presentation focused on the role that market research can play in biotech companies' efforts to secure funding.
Mr. Altomari will also be making a company presentation about Agile Therapeutics at the Leerink Swann 2013 Global Healthcare Conference, taking place February 13-14, 2013, in New York.
Agile is developing a once-weekly contraceptive patch, AG200-15, designed to deliver a low daily dose of hormones, as well as a pipeline of other women's health products.
AG200-15 is an investigational combination hormonal contraceptive patch, designed to deliver a low dose of ethinyl estradiol comparable to low-dose combination oral contraceptives. The phase III trials for AG200-15 enrolled nearly 2,000 women and formed the basis for the Company's application to the US Food and Drug Administration in 2012.
The AG200-15 patch is intended to be applied once weekly for three weeks, followed by a fourth, patch-free week. The patch is designed using a soft, flexible cloth, with a silky feel, and is intended to provide excellent adhesion, comfort, and appearance.
About Agile Therapeutics
Agile Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical development company specializing in Women's Healthcare products, with an initial focus on providing women with more options and potentially more convenient methods of hormonal contraception. The Company's lead investigational product, AG200-15, is designed to be a once-weekly contraceptive patch that has recently been submitted to the FDA as a New Drug Application (NDA) for review. In addition, Agile is also developing a low dose, progestin-only contraceptive patch, AG890 (formerly AG900). Both AG200-15 and AG890 incorporate proprietary transdermal delivery technology, Skinfusion®, developed by Agile, consisting of an active and peripheral adhesive system that has been designed to allow stable drug delivery and dependable adhesion over seven days. For more information, please visit http://www.agiletherapeutics.com.
Founded in 1994, BioNJ has been hard at work in its mission to enhance the climate for biotechnology in the state. As the representative of an industry that has the potential to change the course of human health, make our environment cleaner and the foods we eat safer and healthier, BioNJ is single-minded in its commitment to the growth and prosperity of this industry within the state of New Jersey. For more information, please visit: http://www.bionj.org/.
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