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1 SciDose LLC An Overview Joseph Bohan, CEO and Co-Founder Amherst Entrepreneurship/Innovation Day March 4 th, NON-CONFIDENTIAL

2 SciDose LLC Background Nagesh Palepu and Joseph Bohan are co-founders and controlling shareholders of SciDose. Martin Zeiger and Hoyoung Huh are advisors and minority shareholders Company is self-funded to date by signing co- development deals with partners who pay milestones in return for profit split of products The R&D facility, TherDose, an Indian Pvt EOU, SciDose subsidiary established in Hyderabad, India in December Campus will expand to oncology injectibles production in 2011 All Intellectual Property, resulting from formulation work done in India, is owned and patents have been filed by SciDose for worldwide application NON-CONFIDENTIAL2

3 Business Cornerstones for SciDose Low cost Differentiated products (new IP) Commercial partnerships Rapid development India operations Worldwide Development partners ANDA, SNDA or 505(b)(2) registration Multiple Technology options Build value inexpensively then partner High value &/or multiproduct partnerships API analogues Formulations with clear advantages 3NON-CONFIDENTIAL

4 Built Through Strategic Alliances Actelion “Veletri” (Epoprostenol) Handok Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. (Docetaxel) Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. (15 products) University Massachusetts (novel nanotechnology platform for oncology drugs) Sarah Cannon Research Institute/Dr. Pravda (novel ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease products) NON-CONFIDENTIAL4

5 SciDose At-A-Glance in product launched in 2010 by our partner Actelion (novel epoprostenol named “Veletri”) 3 products filed with FDA 11 products under internal development Phase II study to be initiated in Q2 for novel docetaxel Pilot study underway for ulcerative colitis product 3 commercial collaborations covering 17 products 4 technology platforms (including UMass nanotechnology for oncology drugs) 2 QTEP grants received IRBs approved at Baystate and SCRI for Crohn’s study NON-CONFIDENTIAL5

6 Current Product Portfolio Drug Delivery Product – Epoprostenol Launched in 2010 with Actelion: “Veletri” Eagle/SciDose Collaboration – Oncology: 9 products Patents filed on 6 products – Hospital Ready-To-Administer: 6 products Patents approved on 6 products SciDose Oncology Portfolio – 12 products Patents filed on 3 products, 1 issued GI and Anti-Infective Portfolio – 3 products Patents filed on 2 products NON-CONFIDENTIAL6

7 Why Focus on Oncology & Hospital-Based Products Improved cytotoxic drugs with fewer side effects and better efficacy will have rapid acceptance by doctors and patients (fast sales ramp) Worldwide sales opportunities (US/EU, China and India/Brazil) Small sales forces required for promotion of these products Well defined end-points for clinical trials Fast development timelines and limited patient trials using 505(b)(2) strategy (high probability of success using established agents) Cytotoxic drugs will remain as core therapies with broader indications & reimbursement than novel biotherapies NON-CONFIDENTIAL7

8 Improving Taxotere® (docetaxel): The SciDose ® Advantage Marketed by Aventis with sales over $2.9 in 2010 Taxotere is dissolved in Tween-80 and diluted in IV infusion bags prior to administration to patients Patients are heavily pre-medicated with steroids and antihistamines to prevent anaphylactic reaction The recommended dosing is 6 cycles Taxotere Composition of Matter / Use Patent expired November 2010, and two formulation patents invalidated Signed development deal with Handok for 505(b)2 Paragraph IV filing with limited clinical studies or sNDA with Sanofi Aventis NON-CONFIDENTIAL8

9 SciDose Proprietary Docetaxel (SD009) Commercial Opportunity SciDose has developed a novel, IP-protected, soluble, bioequivalent formulation of docetaxel. Product Profile: new formulation, improved safety, same presentation Novel formulation does not contain Tween-80 or ethanol No steroid premedication (single I.V. dose of H1 & H2 anti-histamines) Bioequivalent to Taxotere (all 5 indication given by FDA) Single-vial presentation equivalent to new Taxotere® presentation Improved 8 hour stability upon first dilution Multi-dose vial system (160mg MDV) for hospital pharmacy cost efficiencies and flexibility for different dosing regimens (q 3 weeks, weekly) Novel J-code opportunity for 1 mg unit reimbursement Opportunity for weekly dosing in future NON-CONFIDENTIAL9

10 SD009: Managing Risk Intellectual Property – Expedited Patent filed March 2010, USPTO reviewed in June 2010 – Official Patent issued in August 2010 (US patent no. 7,772,274) Clinical – Pilot BE study in India completed (n=24), final report completed – Confirmatory PK study planned in Eastern Europe for Q – Initiate pivotal BE/safety Registration Study in 2011/2012 CMC – Multi-dose, single vial system with chemical/physical stability completed – Registration batch manufacturing planned for H – Clinical batches manufactured in Q Regulatory – FDA Type C meeting will confirm our safety program Reimbursement – Dr. Joseph Bailes (ASCO) arranged meeting with CMS, conclusion was that coverage and new J code SD009 should not be an issue if studies are positive 10NON-CONFIDENTIAL

11 11 Inflammatory Bowel Disease in U.S. Incidence: Ulcerative colitis: 8 new cases per 100,000 people per year (1984–1993) Crohn’s disease: 7 new cases per 100,000 people per year (1984–1993) Prevalence: Ulcerative colitis: 246 cases per 100,000 people per year (2001) Crohn’s disease: 162 cases per 100,000 people per year (2001) Mortality: 825 deaths (2002) Hospitalizations: 169,000—with 62 percent for Crohn's disease (2002) Ambulatory care visits: 5.9 million per year (1999–2000) Disability: 161,000 people (1990–1992) Source: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Ulcerative colitis ~750,000 patients Only colon involved Crohn’s Disease ~500,000 patients Usually end small intestine and beginning colon involved NON-CONFIDENTIAL

12 Investigator-Sponsored Clinical Pilot Study: Results of New Therapy Complete remission = clinical symptoms, endoscopic and histologic resolution of Ulcerative Colitis Mucosal healing = drop in endoscopy score to 1 or less EndpointBaseline3 weeks#pts6 weeks# pts Mayo score8.7 (7-12) Endoscopy score2.2 (2-3) 0.2 (83% = 0, 17% = 1) 1206 Histology100% diseased 83% quiescent, 17% mild 12100% quiescent6 Mucosal Healing na 100%12100%6 Complete remissionna58%12100%6 12NON-CONFIDENTIAL

13 SciDose-UMass Alliance An Overview Todd Emrick & Hitha Palepu Amherst Entrepreneurship/Innovation Day March 4 th, NON-CONFIDENTIAL

14 Agenda Novel polymer technology overview History of the UMass-SciDose alliance UMass-SciDose product development UMass-SciDose portfolio 14NON-CONFIDENTIAL

15 Synthetic Polymers as Nanotherapeutics Exploit beneficial aspects of polymers: Derived from non-biological sources, tailored properties, conjugation, architecture, multivalency, degradable, and non-degradable options NON-CONFIDENTIAL15 Nanomedicine for complexation and delivery Normal vessels have tight junctions. Minimize extravasation into healthy tissue Tumor vessels are disorganized and leaky Capillary width [~ 5 µm] pH ~ 7.4 pH ~ Polymer-drug conjugates are large and tend to be taken up preferentially into tumor tissue (passive, selective uptake) Enhanced permeation and retention effect

16 Advantages of polyMPC Technology Objective: Use polymers to improve the safety and efficacy of oncology drugs – Increase the size of drug: Exploits enhanced permeation and retention effect Lengthens in-vivo circulation time (improved PK profile) Can improve drug stability in vivo – Improve the aqueous solubility of hydrophobic drugs (i.e. CPT) – Enable high drug-loading onto a water soluble polymer scaffold NON-CONFIDENTIAL16 Linear polymers (i.e., PEG) have drug substitution at chain-end(s). This limits drug loading on the delivery system. Grafted polymers can have high drug loadings, as long as water solubility can be maintained. Drug Polymer backbone Drug Polymer backbone Drug-to-backbone linker

17 polyMPC-CPT Conjugates NON-CONFIDENTIAL17 ATRP initiator MPC TMS-PgMA CuBr/bpy DMSO/MeOH One-pot ATRP polymerization/click reaction Camptothecin > 15 wt% loading of CPT Objective: prepare a CPT delivery system with excellent water solubility and controllable release. Multiple copies of drug on backbone PolyMPC-CPT methanol (flow marker) Mol.Wt. 32 kDa

18 polyMPC-Camptothecin Conjugates NON-CONFIDENTIAL18 Drug loading up to 18 wt%; compare to 1.7 wt% in Prothecan, 3.7 wt% in EZN-2208 CPT equivalent solubility 36.7 mg/mL, compare to 6.7 mg/mL SN- 38 in EZN-2208 Linkers Z M n 7,900 g/mol PDI nm

19 CPT Release Profiles in Different Media NON-CONFIDENTIAL19 P10 Z = P11 Z = MediumPBS 7.4 Mouse serum Cell Culture Medium Human Plasma T 1/2 P10212 h80 h43 h8.4 h P11220 h76 h37 h9.0 h T 1/2 determined by HPLC, monitoring drug release

20 Cell Culture Analysis of polyMPC-CPT Toxicity NON-CONFIDENTIAL20 MCF7 cells OVCAR-3 cellsCOLO 205 cells polyMPC-graft-CPT P11 polyMPC-graft-CPT P10 polyMPC-graft-CPT P11 polyMPC-graft-CPT P10 polyMPC-graft-CPT P11 polyMPC-graft-CPT P10 Cell typeP10P11CPT MCF OVCAR COLO IC50 values (µM) Cell viability: CellTiter Glo luminescence assay The higher IC50 values for CPT-polyMPC conjugates are due to the expected gradual release of the drug from the polymer backbone Comparable IC50 values for conjugates P10 and P11 originate from their similar hydrolysis rates. The very high drug solubility and slow drug release stand to potentially benefit future in vivo therapeutics.

21 1. The License Who: SciDose, CVIP When: June, 2009 What: SciDose and CVIP signed the license, giving SciDose the worldwide development and marketing rights to Dr. Emrick’s polymer technology in exchange for two milestones per product (completion of Phase I, first commercial sale in US/EU/Japan) and a royalty percentage 21NON-CONFIDENTIAL

22 2. The UMass-SciDose Sponsored Research Who: SciDose, Dr. Emrick & team When: May 2010 – present What: The SciDose team and Dr. Emrick + team work together on developing novel drug- polymer conjugates. SciDose sponsors the four UMass students who work exclusively on the alliance’s program. 22NON-CONFIDENTIAL

23 3. The Toxicology/PK Studies Who: PVLSI, SciDose, Dr. Emrick + team When: October 2010 – present What: Animal studies for a polyMPC-oncology conjugate began in fall 2010 at Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute. To date, two studies have been completed and a third has started at PVLSI – Study 1: Maximum-tolerated dose – Study 2: Pilot toxicology – Study 3: Efficacy 23NON-CONFIDENTIAL

24 Product Development Formulation – Formulation work to be conducted at TherDose, upon 5 g lab scale-up and MTD is confirmed Preclinical – Perform pilot studies to confirm MTD and lead conjugate – Perform IND-enabling GLP studies on lead formulation Xenograft studies to measure efficacy Single dose toxicology in 2 species Repeat dose toxicology in 2 species ADME studies 24NON-CONFIDENTIAL

25 Product Development (continued) CMC – Transfer to scale-up site upon 5 g lab manufacture – Scale-up site to perform small-scale – commercial manufacturing – Formulation manufacturing at TherDose (clinical), TBD (registration/commercial) Clinical/Regulatory – File US IND, initiate pilot and pivotal studies – Submit NDA upon pivotal study completion and 12-month stability data on registration batches 25NON-CONFIDENTIAL

26 UMass/SciDose Portfolio Current marketed products: – Oncology product – Camptothecin Topotecan (Hycamtin®) New chemical entities: – Conjugate intended for: Mucositis Diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy Chemotherapeutic-induced neuropathy Potential indications: retinopathy, nephropathy – Conjugate intended for: Pancreatic cancer Liver cancer Potential indications: other GI cancers 26NON-CONFIDENTIAL


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