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Depomed, Inc. 

7999 Gateway Boulevard
Suite 300
Newark  California  94560  U.S.A.
Phone: 510-744-8000 Fax: 510-744-8001


Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. The company was founded in 1995 and has established itself by developing and incorporating promising technology into differentiated therapeutic products, taking those products through clinical approval, and building a strong market presence. The company currently markets four FDA-approved products, Gralise® (gabapentin) tablets for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) for acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults 18 years of age or older, Zipsor® (diclofenac potassium) liquid filled capsules for relief of mild to moderate acute pain, and Lazanda® (fentanyl) nasal spray CII for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

The Company has successfully executed on strategy and has grown product revenue significantly over the past three years. Located in Newark, CA, Depomed is NASDAQ-listed (DEPO) and currently employs approximately 325 people, of which approximately 250 are within the Commercial organization.

On January 15, 2015, Depomed announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. rights to the NUCYNTA franchise from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $1.05 billion. The NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER (tapentadol) extended release tablets indicated for the management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment, and NUCYNTA® (tapentadol), an immediate release version of tapentadol, for management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults. NUCYNTA (tapentadol) oral solution is an approved oral form of tapentadol that has not been launched. The deal will make NUCYNTA the flagship asset in Depomed's growing portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals, and is expected to close in 2Q15.

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Ownership: Public

Web Site: Depomed
Symbol: DEPO


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Company News
Depomed (DEPO) Reports Record Sales And Cash Flow In Second Quarter 2015 And Raises Full Year 2015 Guidance 7/30/2015 1:01:53 PM
Depomed (DEPO)'s Board Of Directors Unanimously Rejects Purported Revised, Highly Conditional, Unsolicited Proposal From Horizon Pharma (HZNP) 7/30/2015 12:58:30 PM
Depomed (DEPO) To Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7/30/2015 10:27:26 AM
Depomed (DEPO) Confirms Receipt Of Purported Revised, Highly Conditional, Unsolicited Proposal From Horizon Pharma (HZNP) 7/21/2015 2:14:15 PM
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Increases Offer For Depomed (DEPO) To $33.00 Per Share 7/21/2015 9:17:52 AM
Depomed (DEPO) Gets Sweetened $33 Per Share Offer From Horizon Pharma (HZNP) 7/21/2015 6:27:52 AM
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Responds To Depomed (DEPO)'s Adoption Of A Poison Pill 7/15/2015 12:09:05 PM
Depomed (DEPO) Announces Decision In Inter Partes Review Proceeding Against Purdue Pharma L.P. Confirming Patentability Of All Challenged Claims 7/9/2015 9:00:54 AM
Depomed (DEPO) Finds Out the Hard Way Why You Shouldn't Snub a Takeover Partner Amid a Deal Frenzy 7/8/2015 6:17:29 AM
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Goes Hostile With $3 Billion Bid for Depomed (DEPO) 7/7/2015 6:13:40 AM