Anika Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

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BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 29, 2009– Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIK), a leader in products for tissue protection, healing and repair based on hyaluronic acid (“HA”) technology, today reported financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2009.

Key Highlights

During the first quarter, Anika:

> Continued to strengthen its global position in joint health therapies with the domestic and international expansion of its flagship joint health product, ORTHOVISC®;
> Increased both total revenues and product revenues by 8%; and
> Grew joint health revenues by 25%.

Revenue

Anika’s product revenue increased by 8% to $8,519,000 for the first quarter of 2009, compared with $7,868,000 in the same period last year. The increase in product revenue for the quarter was primarily attributable to strong domestic and international sales of the Company’s ORTHOVISC product line, as well as gains from MONOVISC sales.

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2009 increased 8% to $9,200,000 from $8,549,000 in the first quarter of 2008.

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