Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Licenses DIACOL(TM) to Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH in Europe
Published: Apr 17, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) today announced that it has licensed exclusive rights to market DIACOL™ 1500 mg Tablets in 28 territories in Europe to Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH of Freiberg, Germany. DIACOL, or, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP, and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, tablets, USP, are marketed in the United States under the trade name OSMOPREP™ Tablets. As part of the agreement, Falk also has a non-exclusive option to market DIACOL in Italy and France. Under the terms of the agreement, Salix may receive up to $4 million in milestone payments, as well as royalty payments based on product sales. Falk made the first milestone payment of $1.5 million upon execution of the agreement. Falk is obligated to use all reasonable efforts to obtain Marketing Authorization by means of the Mutual Recognition Procedure in the territories and option countries.