Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Acquires Budesonide Products from Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Published: Mar 13, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) today announced that Dr Falk Pharma has granted Salix a license to its family of budesonide products in the United States, which includes a patent-protected budesonide rectal foam and a budesonide gastro-resistant capsule. The products are approved and marketed in Europe, in the United Kingdom and Germany. In the United States the rectal foam and gastro-resistant capsule products have patent coverage until 2015 and 2016, respectively. Salix is required to make an up-front payment and regulatory milestone payments to Dr. Falk Pharma, with the majority contingent upon achievement of U.S. regulatory approval. In addition, Salix will pay royalties on net sales. The up-front payment and any 2008 development-related costs associated with these products are incorporated into the Company’s previously stated guidance for 2008.