Antares Pharma Announces Multiple Presentations at the Sexual Medicine Society Scientific Annual Meeting

EWING, N.J., Oct. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) today announced that data from the 52 week phase 3 study of the pharmacokinetics and safety of subcutaneous testosterone enanthate delivered through the QuickShot® auto injector was selected for an oral podium presentation at the 22nd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, which will be held at The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona November 3rd through November 6th.

A moderated poster presentation featuring additional data from the same 52 week phase 3 study which tracked psychosexual function in hypogonadal men will also be presented at the same meeting on November 3, 2016.

Oral Podium Presentation

The abstract, entitled “Safety and efficacy results from the phase 3, double blind, multicenter STEADY trial of a novel, pre-filled, subcutaneous (SC) auto injector for testosterone (T) replacement therapy,” was authored by Ronald S. Swerdloff, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, et al.

The details for Dr. Swerdloff’s podium presentation are as follows:

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Session: Oral Presentations: Hormones
Session Time: 4:30 p.m. MT
Location: The Phoenician, Scottsdale Arizona

Moderated Poster Presentation

The poster entitled “”Improvements in psychosexual function among hypogonadal men enrolled in the STEADY trial of a novel, subcutaneous auto injector for testosterone replacement” was authored by Christina Wang, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, et al.

The details for Dr. Wang’s moderated poster presentation are as follows:

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Session: Moderated Poster Presentations: Hormones
Session Time: 5:30 p.m. MT
Location: The Phoenician, Scottsdale Arizona

About Antares Pharma

Antares Pharma focuses on self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products. The Company’s product, OTREXUP™ (methotrexate) injection for subcutaneous use, is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults with severe active rheumatoid arthritis, children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adults with severe recalcitrant psoriasis. The Company and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (Teva) recently announced the commercial launch of VIBEX® Sumatriptan Injection USP for the acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache in the United States. Antares Pharma is also developing QuickShot® Testosterone for testosterone replacement therapy. The Company's technology platforms include VIBEX® disposable auto injectors, disposable multi-use pen injectors and reusable needle-free injectors. Antares Pharma has a multi-product deal with Teva that includes VIBEX® epinephrine, exenatide multi-dose pen, and teriparatide multi-dose pen. Our reusable needle-free injector for use with human growth hormone (hGH) is sold worldwide by Ferring B.V. The Company is also working with AMAG Pharmaceuticals on a subcutaneous method of administering Makena, a progesterone product indicated for use in lowering the risk of pre-term birth. For more information, visit


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