Aevum Life Science signs National Marketing Agreement for Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom/Recover with Proven Women’s Healthcare Company ASCEND Therapeutics U.S. LLC

SHARON HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aevum Life Science ™ (PROTIVA®)
and ASCEND Therapeutics ® U.S. LLC (ASCEND)
have launched an exclusive nationwide sales and marketing partnership
for the sale of all Protiva products.

Protiva Pregnancy was developed and specifically formulated to take
during pregnancy to help women improve and maintain normal blood serum
protein levels, when taken as part of a healthy diet. Protiva Pregnancy
was also designed to be complimentary with any prenatal vitamin regimen
doctors feel are best for their patients. Protiva New Mom/Recover was
developed and designed to help women heal and recover following delivery
of a baby and to help improve and maintain blood serum protein levels
while breastfeeding, when taken as part of a healthy diet.

Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom/Recover are the first and only
clinically proven protein products designed to be safe and effective
when taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The results of a
multi-site clinical study of Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New
Mom/Recover were published in the Journal of Pregnancy and Child
Health
in September of 2016. The published clinical study
demonstrated in the third trimester of Pregnancy, 98% of patients, 19-43
years old, living in a health conscious, well educated region in
southern CA, presented with blood serum protein levels below normal.
100% of pregnant women who took Protiva Pregnancy were able to improve
their blood serum protein levels to normal range. Women who continued to
take Protiva New Mom/Recover following delivery and while breastfeeding,
demonstrated 72% improvement of protein levels, compared to women who
simply followed a healthy diet and counseling alone.

ASCEND has a proven national sales force noted for their vast technical
training and product knowledge in delivering high-quality women’s health
products to healthcare providers. ASCEND’s specialty sales force
maintains successful relationships with a network of prominent OBGYN
practices by fostering key relationships centered around providing value
to their healthcare partners.

“We are excited about this new partnership,” said Mike Moran, Chairman
and CEO of Aevum Life Science. “Following years of development of
Protiva products, and the publication of a clinical study, we believe
that ASCEND is the perfect partner to help educate doctors and
healthcare providers nationally. Women need as much as 50% more protein
during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva
New Mom/Recover are now the first and only products, that doctors and
healthcare providers can recommend to patients, that is supported by a
published clinical study. We have a strong clinical focus for our
products, and ASCEND has a stellar reputation and commitment to
education and training of their entire organization.”

“This opportunity aligns with our dedication to provide high quality
health products to improve quality of life for women,” said ASCEND
President and CEO Jay Bua. “We followed the development and clinical
study of Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom/Recover, and are always
looking to keep pace with the exciting developments in care for women.
This partnership is a great fit with our heritage and commitment to
partners that uphold the same high standards and innovation we do. Our
trained specialty representatives pride themselves on bringing
value-added opportunities to their relationship networks in healthcare,
and the Protiva products are an exciting addition. We look forward to
driving its awareness and utilization to help women maintain normal
protein levels during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.”

About Aevum Life Science

Aevum Life Science ™ was founded in 2010, to develop the highest
quality, clinically focused products, to help women during pregnancy and
while recovering and breastfeeding. Aevum’s management team has proven
success in developing clinical products and running high growth,
national companies. Protiva products are manufactured in the United
States and is distributed directly to patients’ homes, from our
distribution facility in Salt Lake City, UT. This operational model
allows us to provide Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom/Recover, the
only clinically proven protein product for pregnancy, direct to
patients, with free shipping, at a cost often 25-50% below regular
protein products. Learn More: www.protivamom.com

About ASCEND Therapeutics

Founded in 2002 in Herndon, Virginia, ASCEND Therapeutics (ASCEND) is a
specialty pharmaceutical company solely focused on women’s healthcare.
ASCEND continues to embody excellence by concentrating on high standards
in commercial and product development. ASCEND sustains its commitment to
making a difference in women’s healthcare through knowledge, innovation
and quality products in all aspects of outreach. Learn more: www.ascendtherapeutics.com

Contacts

Aevum Life Science
Michael P. Moran, 888-504-5501
mike@protivamom.com
or
ASCEND
Therapeutics U.S. LLC
Donna Shiroma, J.D., 703-471-4744
dshiroma@ascendtherapeutics.com