Apricus Biosciences (APRI) Launches Commercialization Arm With Definitive Agreement to Acquire TopoTarget A/S  
12/16/2011 10:31:23 AM

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apricus Biosciences, Inc. ("Apricus Bio" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:APRI) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Topotarget USA, Inc. ("Topotarget USA"), a subsidiary of Topotarget A/S, a public Danish company ("Topotarget A/S"). Topotarget USA owns Totect (Dexrazoxane HCl), the only drug approved by the FDA to treat a potentially serious complication of cancer therapy—the leakage of chemotherapy drugs from veins into surrounding tissues. This complication is known as anthracycline extravasation, and can lead to infections and tissue death.