Altamira Therapeutics and Pharma Nordic Collaborate for Marketing and Distribution of Bentrio in Scandinavia

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, July 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altamira Therapeutics Ltd. ("Altamira" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CYTO), a company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Pharma Nordic AS for the marketing and distribution of Bentrio®, a nasal spray for protection against airborne allergens, in Norway and potentially further Scandinavian countries. The collaboration agreement will allow Pharma Nordic to market and commercialize Bentrio in Norway beginning in the first quarter of 2024, and, subject to meeting certain milestones, also in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark later on.  

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Pharma Nordic to make Bentrio also available to patients in Scandinavia,” commented Thomas Meyer, Altamira Therapeutics’ founder, Chairman and CEO. “We have been impressed by Pharma Nordic’s dedication to bringing innovative products to patients in Scandinavia and the team’s rich experience and great track record in business development, medical affairs and marketing in the life science sector. We look forward to building Bentrio together with Pharma Nordic into one of the leading brands for allergic rhinitis management in Scandinavia.”

“We're excited about launching Bentrio, as it is a unique, preservative-free and drug-free solution that demonstrates impressive efficacy against both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis,” stated Bent Andreassen, CEO of Pharma Nordic. “These characteristics make it a highly suitable product for our Nordic customers, aligning with our region's emphasis on safe and effective healthcare solutions.”  

About Pharma Nordic

Pharma Nordic holds licenses in the Nordic countries for a wide range of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and medical-technical equipment. These products are either already available globally or on the verge of being launched in markets outside the Nordic region.

About Altamira Therapeutics

Altamira (Nasdaq:CYTO) is dedicated to developing RNA-based therapeutics for extrahepatic targets (OligoPhore™ / SemaPhore™ delivery platforms). The Company currently has two flagship siRNA programs in preclinical development beyond in vivo proof of concept: AM-401 for KRAS driven cancer and AM-411 for rheumatoid arthritis. The versatile delivery platform is also suited for mRNA and other types of RNA therapeutics and is planned to be leveraged via out-licensing to pharma or biotech companies. In addition, Altamira is in the process of divesting and/or out-licensing its legacy assets in allergology and viral infection (Bentrio® OTC nasal spray; commercial) and inner ear therapeutics (AM-125 nasal spray for vertigo; post Phase 2; Keyzilen® and Sonsuvi® for tinnitus and hearing loss; Phase 3). Founded in 2003, Altamira is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, with its main operations in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, visit:

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