3/15/2012 6:19:07 AM
LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) today announced the acquisition of Éclat Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on the development, approval, and commercialization of niche brands and generic products. Prior to the acquisition, Éclat Pharmaceuticals was an affiliate of Deerfield Capital L.P., which together with its other affiliates is Flamel’s largest shareholder. Éclat has one approved product on the market, Hycet® (hydrocodone acetaminophen oral solution), as well as a suite of products in various stages of development. Éclat’s founder and chief executive officer is Mike Anderson. Mr. Anderson has over forty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry at companies including AH Robins, Schein Pharmaceutical, and KV Pharmaceutical Co. Steve Willard has resigned as Flamel’s chief executive officer, and Mike Anderson, Éclat’s chief executive officer, has become chief executive officer of Flamel. Mr. Willard will remain a director of Flamel and an employee of a US subsidiary of Flamel.
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