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Sopherion Therapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase III Study of Myocet in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Date:3/18/2009

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"Zoticon is delighted that Sopherion Therapeutics LLC has accomplished its recruitment objectives for the Phase III registration trial in a timely and efficient manner, which can be directly attributed to the strength and quality of its management team," said Asher Nathan, Managing Director of Zoticon and Chairman of the Board of Sopherion Therapeutics LLC.

"Myocet has the potential to be a valued addition to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer," said Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President and CEO of Sopherion Therapeutics. "We look forward to reporting the efficacy results from this clinical trial after the required period of follow-up."

About Myocet(TM) (Nonpegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin)

Myocet is a liposome-encapsulated doxorubicin-citrate complex. By encapsulating doxorubicin in a liposome -- a manufactured, microscopic, vesicle consisting of discreet aqueous compartments surrounded by membranes composed of naturally occurring fats -- its distribution in the body is altered in such a way as to reduce doxorubicin's toxicity. Extensive clinical studies of Myocet in women with breast cancer have shown that the cardiac toxicity of doxorubicin can be significantly reduced, while the efficacy of the drug is maintained. This delivery system does not encompass pegylation and yields very little hand foot syndrome

About Sopherion Therapeutics, LLC

Sopherion Therapeutics, LLC is a privately-held biotechnology company based in Princeton, New Jersey. The Company is focused on developing novel anti-cancer therapies for patients suffering from advanced cancer, particularly in the metastatic stage. Sopherion is dedicated to the acquisition, discovery, development and commercialization of novel anti-cancer therapies with unique therapeutic activities that address unmet medical needs in and extend human life. In 2004, Sopherion en
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