Sciele Pharma, Inc. Signs Agreement with Addrenex Pharmaceuticals to Market CLONICEL®; Up to $11 Million Alliance
Published: Jul 12, 2007
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sciele Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCRX) today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Addrenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to market, upon approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), CLONICEL®, a patented, sustained-release formulation of clonidine hydrochloride for the treatment of hypertension and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in North America. Sciele will also have the right of first refusal for other Addrenex products focused on pediatrics, women’s health, and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Sciele has purchased a $6 million equity stake in Addrenex and will have the right to increase its equity stake in Addrenex by an additional 10%. Sciele will also make regulatory milestone payments of up to $11 million and royalty payments to Addrenex on product sales.