Cardiome Enters Commercialization Agreement With Algorithm S.A.L. For BRINAVESS™ In Middle East And North Africa

    Cardiome Enters Commercialization Agreement With Algorithm S.A.L. For
                  BRINAVESS™ In Middle East And North Africa

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Oct. 21, 2013


VANCOUVER, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME /
TSX: COM) today announced that its subsidiary, Cardiome International AG, has
entered into an agreement with Algorithm S.A.L., headquartered in Beirut,
Lebanon, to sell and distribute BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant intravenous)
exclusively in certain Middle Eastern and North African countries. Under the
terms of the agreement, Algorithm has agreed to specific annual commercial
goals for BRINAVESS. Financial details of the agreement have not been

"We are pleased  to have  entered into this  commercialization agreement  with 
Algorithm, a  highly respected  company  with an  impressive track  record  in 
partnering with other pharma industry  leaders," said Karim Lalji,  Cardiome's 
Chief Commercial Officer. "We look forward to continuing the commercialization
of BRINAVESS  in  approved markets  and  leveraging Algorithm's  expertise  in 
gaining approvals in new ones."

"Algorithm is excited to be working with Cardiome to sell and distribute
BRINAVESS," said Nabil Ghorayeb, Human Health Lead, at Algorithm. "Our company
has a long and successful history in the cardiovascular market, and BRINAVESS
is an excellent addition to our product portfolio that will offer our
customers a treatment option for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial

The initial term of this commercial agreement begins November 1, 2013 for  the 
duration of  five  years and  is  renewable on  an  annual basis,  or  longer, 
thereafter. Countries covered by the agreement where Algorithm will be able to
commercialize  BRINAVESS  include:  Algeria;  Bahrain;  Egypt;  Iran;  Jordan; 
Kingdom of  Saudi  Arabia;  Kuwait;  Lebanon;  Libya;  Morocco;  Oman;  Qatar; 
Tunisia; and United Arab Emirates.

About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the
discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will
improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one marketed
product, BRINAVESS^TM (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other
territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to
sinus rhythm in adults.

Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at

About Algorithm S.A.L.
Algorithm, a Lebanon-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, is actively present in
the Middle East and North Africa region and Cyprus. Algorithm is dedicated to
offering quality products, either  under license from reputable  international 
companies  or  developed  by  the  company's  product  development  team.  The 
portfolio consists of innovative products as well as differentiated  generics, 
focusing mainly on the following therapeutic areas: Cardiometabolic  Diseases, 
Neurology, Endocrinology,  Onco-Hematology, Uro-Gynecology,  and  Dermatology. 
For more information, visit

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SOURCE Cardiome Pharma Corp.


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