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