LAVAL, QC, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Crescita Therapeutics Inc. ("Crescita" or the "Company") (TSX: CTX) (OTC US: CRRTF), a commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products and prescription drug products for the treatment and care of skin conditions, diseases and their symptoms, today announced that it has received the second instalment of € $1.25 million (~CDN $1.88 million) of the up-front payment related to the out-licensing of Pliaglis in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, from its partner, Cantabria Labs. The 2nd instalment was received following the completion of the transition activities from Galderma to Cantabria leading to the first commercial sale of Pliaglis in Italy by the Cantabria sales team.
"We are delighted with how smoothly the transition was completed," said Serge Verreault, President and CEO of Crescita. "Receiving the second instalment solidifies our cash position and allows us to be opportunistic in the pursuit of accretive acquisition targets as we continue executing our four-pillar growth strategy."
Crescita (TSX: CTX and OTC US: CRRTF) is a publicly traded, Canadian commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products for the treatment and care of skin conditions and diseases and their symptoms and prescription drug products for the treatment of pain. Crescita owns multiple proprietary drug delivery platforms that support the development of patented formulations that can facilitate the delivery of active drugs into or through the skin. For additional information, please visit www.crescitatherapeutics.com.
About Cantabria Labs
Cantabria Labs is a pharmaceutical company with subsidiaries in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Mexico, Morocco and China. With its innovative products and entrepreneurial spirit, today, Cantabria Labs is a leading brand in dermatological prescription in Europe with the aim of improving people's health and quality of life. Its presence in over 80 countries has earned it an excellent international reputation and support. Cantabria Labs' production centres work in accordance with the highest quality standards for manufacturing and distributing its over 30 million product units yearly. Please visit www.cantabrialabs.com for additional information.
Pliaglis, a lidocaine and tetracaine (7%/7%) formulation, is prescription topical local anesthetic cream approved in 29 countries that provides safe and effective local dermal anesthesia on intact skin prior to superficial dermatological procedures, such as dermal filler injection, pulsed dye laser therapy, facial laser resurfacing and laser-assisted tattoo removal. This product utilizes the proprietary phase-changing topical cream "Peel" technology. The "Peel" technology consists of a drug containing cream which, once applied to a patient's skin, dries to form a pliable layer that releases drug into the skin. Following the application period, Pliaglis forms a pliable layer that is removed from the skin allowing the dermatological procedure to be performed with minimal to no pain.
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