ANI Pharmaceuticals Signs Exclusive License and Supply Agreement with Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd.
BAUDETTE, Minn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIP) has signed an exclusive license and supply agreement with Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd. (“Dexcel”) for an ANDA drug product. Dexcel submitted the ANDA application in December 2011. Dexcel will be responsible for obtaining FDA approval and manufacturing the product, and ANI Pharmaceuticals will be responsible for marketing and distribution in the U.S. The product generates combined brand and generic annual U.S. sales of approximately $80 million, per IMS Health. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Arthur S. Przybyl, ANI’s President and CEO stated, “I am pleased to have entered this collaboration project with Dexcel. This partnership is aligned with our strategy of augmenting ANI’s internal generic product development efforts with acquisitions and partnerships for late stage ANDA products and mature brands.”
ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing, and marketing branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals. The Company’s targeted areas of product development currently include narcotics, oncolytics (anti-cancers), hormones and steroids, and complex formulations involving extended release and combination products. For more information, please visit our website www.anipharmaceuticals.com.
About Dexcel Pharma
Dexcel Pharma is a private international specialty pharmaceutical group, dedicated to the development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel drug formulations and complex generics. Dexcel Pharma has a broad portfolio of branded and generic products, sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. Dexcel Pharma was established in 1968 and is headquartered in Israel.
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