Almirall and Forest Laboratories, Inc. to Expand Respiratory Collaboration with LAS100977

NEW YORK & BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Almirall, S.A. (ALM.MC) today announced that they have entered an agreement to develop, market and distribute LAS100977 in the United States. LAS100977 is an inhaled, once-daily administered long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA) that until now has been developed by Almirall to treat bronchoconstriction in asthmatic patients. Forest and Almirall will develop LAS100977 in combination with an undisclosed corticosteroid using Almirall’s proprietary GENUAIR® inhaler for the treatment of both asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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