Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc Hikma expands nasal spray capabilities

Data : 09/08/2019 @ 10:00
Fonte : RNS Non-Regulatory
Titolo : Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc (HIK)
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Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc Hikma expands nasal spray capabilities


Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc

09 August 2019

London, 9 August 2019 - Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (Hikma, Group) (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK) (OTC: HKMPY) (rated Ba1/stable Moody's and BB+/positive S&P), the multinational pharmaceutical company, today announces that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Insys) to acquire a complementary manufacturing platform and two pipeline products.

In June 2019, Insys filed petitions seeking relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. As part of this process, Insys initiated a court-supervised process to sell its assets. This process has now concluded with respect to certain assets, and Hikma has agreed to acquire unit-dose nasal and sublingual spray manufacturing equipment, as well as two pipeline products, naloxone 505(b)2 nasal spray and epinephrine 505(b)2 nasal spray.

Brian Hoffmann, President of Generics, stated, "Hikma is the largest supplier of generic nasal sprays in the US and we have been looking for ways to build upon our strong manufacturing platform and expand our product portfolio. This acquisition adds unit-dose nasal spray manufacturing equipment, as well as two complex products to our pipeline. This new technology expands our existing nasal spray capabilities, creating a comprehensive platform, which we can leverage for both internal and partnership programmes."

About naloxone

Naloxone is a medication used to block or reverse the effect of opioids. Narcan(R) is the only nasal form of naloxone on the market. According to IQVIA, US sales of Narcan(R) were approximately $164 million in the 12 months ending June 2019.

About epinephrine

Epinephrine is a medication used to treat a number of conditions, including anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, and superficial bleeding. According to IQVIA, US sales of epinephrine auto-injectors were approximately $4.3 billion in the 12 months ending June 2019. There are no currently approved nasal forms of epinephrine in the US.

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About Hikma

Hikma helps put better health within reach every day for millions of people in more than 50 countries around the world. For more than 40 years, we've been creating high-quality medicines and making them accessible to the people who need them. Headquartered in the UK, we are a global company with a local presence across the United States (US), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe, and we use our unique insight and expertise to transform cutting-edge science into innovative solutions that transform people's lives. We're committed to our customers, and the people they care for, and by thinking creatively and acting practically, we provide them with a broad range of branded and non-branded generic medicines. Together, our 8,400 colleagues are helping to shape a healthier world that enriches all our communities. We are a leading licensing partner, and through our venture capital arm, are helping bring innovative health technologies to people around the world. For more information, please visit www.hikma.com.

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