aXichem AB (publ), a pioneer in the development and marketing of natural analogue industrial chemicals, is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Uriach, one of Europe's oldest and steadily growing pharmaceutical companies, regarding aXivite in the sleeping aid category of the dietary supplement market. Under the Supply and Research Agreement Uriach is granted exclusivity in a melatonin formulation with aXivite in the territories of Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Romania. To achieve this exclusivity Uriach is committed to a yearly minimum purchase of aXivite of 400,000 Euro. Uriach will also fund a new the clinical trial, and the results of this trial will be jointly owned by Uriach and aXichem. Each party will have the right to use and exploit the results. "This contract represents a major breakthrough for aXichem and for aXivite in Europe. We are thrilled to partner with Uriach, a company that is not just a European benchmark in consumer healthcare, but also a global player with a robust growth trajectory. This partnership positions us for substantial financial upside.", says Torsten Helsing, CEO of aXichem.
Uriach's commitment to innovation and growth in the Consumer Healthcare sector further underscores the value of this partnership. The company has recorded impressive organic growth of its brands, including Aquilea®, the brand that will use aXivite as a unique ingredient in a melatonin formulation.
Uriach is a prominent player in the healthcare market with a strong international presence. The company achieved a turnover of 228 million euros in 2019, a 16% increase from the previous year, and has maintained double-digit growth for seven consecutive years. Uriach has a direct presence through its own subsidiaries in Spain, Italy, and Portugal, and uses joint-venture agreements with local companies in Greece and Romania to expand its reach. Its products are sold in over 70 countries, further demonstrating its substantial market influence.
About phenylcapsaicin and aXivite
aXichem's proprietary molecule, phenylcapsaicin, combines the naturally occurring phenyl group with capsaicin, connected by a triple bond. The result is an innovative natural analog capsaicin with high purity, which in several studies has been shown to have the same health-promoting properties, as well as some unique benefits, as natural capcaisin. Phenylcapsaicin is approved under Novel Food in the EU and GRAS Food in the USA and is marketed for dietary supplements and functional foods under the brand name aXivite.
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