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Acerus Announces NATESTO(R) Posters to Be Presented at the Endocrine Society 2017 Annual Meeting


TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:ASP) announces the acceptance of two posters highlighting the clinical benefits of NATESTO(R) for presentation at the Endocrine Society 2017 Annual Meeting (ENDO) to be held on April 1-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Both abstracts will also be published in future issues of Endocrine Reviews. Developed by Acerus, NATESTO(R) is the first and only testosterone nasal gel available in Canada and the US indicated for androgen replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone (hypogonadism).1

"The acceptance of these posters, in addition to the two abstracts accepted for presentation at the American Urology Association Annual Meeting announced last month, further expands the body of evidence in support of NATESTO(R)," said Tom Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of Acerus Pharmaceutical Corporation.

The following summarizes the two abstracts accepted for presentation at ENDO:

Title: Seasonal Allergies Do Not Significantly Impact the Absorption of NATESTO(R) (Testosterone) Nasal Gel in Hypogonadal Men
Abstract-ID: 32092
Presenter: Alan Rogol, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Conclusions: The pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of NATESTO(R) for restoring normal testosterone levels in men with Low T is not adversely affected by seasonal allergies.

Title: One-Year Hematologic Safety of NATESTO(R) (Testosterone) Nasal Gel in Men with Hypogonadism
Abstract-ID: 32161
Presenter: Margaux Guidry, Ph.D. and Gerwin Westfield, Ph.D., both Aytu Bioscience, Englewood, CO
Conclusions: Treatment with NATESTO(R) helped hypogonadal men achieve normal testosterone levels, while on average keeping hematologic levels, particularly hematocrit, well within the normal range.

About NATESTO(R) (Testosterone) Nasal Gel

NATESTO(R) is a testosterone nasal gel developed by Acerus Pharmaceutical Corporation and indicated as a replacement therapy for men diagnosed with conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone (hypogonadism). It is the first and only nasally-administered testosterone product approved by the U.S. FDA and Health Canada, and available in a 'no-touch' dispenser with a metered dose pump for reduced transference risk. The recommended starting dose of NATESTO(R) in Canada is 11 mg of testosterone (one actuation per nostril) administered twice daily for a total daily dose of 22 mg. A copy of the NATESTO(R) product monograph can be found at:

For further information, specific to the U.S. product dosing and administration, please visit: www.NATESTO(R).com.

About Acerus

Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a Canadian pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture, marketing and distribution of innovative, branded products that improve the patient experience.

Acerus currently markets two products in Canada: ESTRACE(R), a product indicated for the symptomatic relief of menopausal symptoms; and NATESTO(R), the first and only testosterone nasal gel for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism. Acerus' pipeline includes two new innovative products: GYNOFLOR(TM), an ultra-low dose vaginal estrogen combined with a probiotic, used in the treatment of atrophic vaginitis, restoration of vaginal flora and treatment of certain vaginal infections; and TEFINA(TM), a 'use as required' drug development candidate, aimed at addressing a significant unmet need for women with female sexual dysfunction.

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1. NATESTO(R) Product Monograph, October 25, 2016 and Rogol et al. J Andrology 2015, 4(1), 46

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