MONTREAL, April 20, 2020 — Knight Therapeutics Inc., (TSX: GUD) (“Knight”) a pan-American (ex-USA) specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has successfully taken over commercial activities from Debiopharm’s previous partner, Allergan. Knight licensed the exclusive rights to commercialize Trelstar® in Canada from Debiopharm, a Swiss-based, global biopharmaceutical company.   

“We are excited to re-launch Trelstar®,” said Jonathan Ross Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of Knight. “This is a trusted product that our team has extensive previous experience with, having successfully launched and grown the brand from 2006-2014 when it was promoted by Paladin. We are looking forward to re-engaging and partnering with oncologists, urologists and cancer care teams to continue to offer this standard-of-care therapy to Canadian prostate cancer patients.”

About Trelstar® (triptorelin)

Trelstar® (triptorelin) is an agonist analogue of the natural gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Debiopharm has developed three sustained-release formulations (1, 3 and 6 months) of triptorelin pamoate. First registered in France in 1986, triptorelin is currently marketed in more than 80 countries and is market leader in many territories worldwide. In Canada, triptorelin is registered for prostate cancer as Trelstar® and was first approved in 1999 for the palliative treatment of hormone dependent advanced carcinoma of the prostate gland. Trelstar® is also approved in Canada for the management and relief of chronic pain associated with endometriosis.

About Knight

Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products for Canada and Latin America. Knight owns a controlling stake in Grupo Biotoscana, a pan-Latin American specialty pharmaceutical company. Knight Therapeutics Inc.’s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company’s web site at or

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