8/2/2011 8:45:06 AM
LAKE FOREST, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX), a niche specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a minority ownership in Westborough, MA, based Aciex Therapeutics Inc., an ophthalmic drug development company with a focus on developing novel therapeutics to treat ocular diseases. Aciex’s pipeline consists of both clinical stage assets and pre-IND stage assets. In addition, Akorn signed a global licensing agreement for a novel over-the-counter eye care product and manufacturing agreement for one of Aciex’s lead prescription products.
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