ASTRAZENECA AND ASPEN COMPLETE ANAESTHETICS DEAL
1 November 2017 07:00 GMT
ASTRAZENECA AND ASPEN COMPLETE AGREEMENT FOR
RESIDUAL RIGHTS TO ANAESTHETIC MEDICINES
AstraZeneca today announced that it has completed the commercialisation agreement (announced 14 September 2017) with Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI), part of the Aspen Group, under which AGI has acquired the residual rights to established anaesthetic medicines comprising of Diprivan, EMLA, Xylocaine/Xylocard/Xyloproct, Marcaine, Naropin, Carbocaine and Citanest.
AstraZeneca initially entered an agreement with AGI in June 2016, under which AGI gained the exclusive commercialisation rights to the medicines in markets outside the US. Under the terms of the new agreement, AGI has now acquired the remaining rights to the intellectual property and manufacturing know-how related to the anaesthetic medicines.
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases and Respiratory. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
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