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Phase 3 Topical Drug for Raynaud's Disease Available for Licensing/Acquisition at the J.P. Morgan Conference

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MediQuest Therapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on inflammatory skin diseases and conditions, today announced that they will be conducting partnering/M&A meetings at the J.P. Morgan 31st Annual Healthcare Conference between January 7th and 10th in San Francisco, regarding its Phase 3 topical formulation, VASCANA, designed to treat Raynaud's Disease, an unmet medical need. MediQuest is also selling/licensing the remainder of its topical assets including a skin lightener, ready for commercialization.  Its topical/non-systemic Onychomycosis drug was out-licensed in August 2012.

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MediQuest's VASCANA has a Special Protocol Assessment granted by the Federal Food & Drug Administration for a single Phase 3 study involving approximately 150 patients that suffer from moderate to severe symptoms of Raynaud's Syndrome.  VASCANA has a strong safety profile and an extensive intellectual property portfolio with issued patents that run to 2026.   The peak sales in the United States is estimated at about $250 million, as well as similar markets in EU and Asia, with low cost of goods, supported by 2-years of stability data.

Any company interested in learning more about VASCANA can arrange to meet with MediQuest at the J.P. Morgan conference through the below contact information.  

About Raynaud's Disease
An estimated 9-11 million people in the United States suffer from Raynaud's Disease, 2.1 million of which have been diagnosed and are seeking medical treatment. Raynaud's patients can experience severe pain associated with chronic vasospasm episodes in their hands, feet and other extremities.

About MediQuest Therapeutics, Inc.
MediQuest Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company using its proprietary topical delivery system in late-stage clinical trials targeting infectious and inflammatory skin diseases and conditions. The Company's major efforts have been focused on projects targeting Raynaud's phenomenon, nail psoriasis and actinic keratosis. In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the 'Safe Harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide the Company's current expectation or forecasts of future events. MediQuest's performance and financial results could differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to the decisions of regulatory authorities, ability to implement its commercial plans, general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries generally. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that may affect the forward-looking statements please contact the Company. Given these risks and uncertainties, any or all of these forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. MediQuest undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement
www.mqti.com

Contact information
Joseph K. Piper
Managing Director, Point B Capital
[email protected]
206-577-7223

Media Contact: Siavash Forootan MediQuest Therapeutics, 215-238-8881, [email protected]

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