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Drug Names(s): terlipressin, Haemopressin, Variquel (EU), Lucassin (Australia)
Description: Terlipressin is a synthetic 12 amino acid peptide (1-triglycyl-8-lysine-vasopressin) derived from the natural hormone lysine-vasopressin. Due to its constrictive activity on vascular and extra-vascular smooth muscle cells (V-1 agonist), it reduces blood flow in the splanchnic area, and thereby lowers portal blood pressure.
Specialty European Pharma and Proreo
In February 2007, Specialty European Pharma announced that it has acquired Proreo Pharma International AG. The acquisition of Proreo Pharma provides the Company with access to Haemopressin.
Maelor (IS Pharma) and Specialty European Pharma
In March 2008, Maelor plc announces the acquisition of Specialty European Pharma International AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Specialty European Pharma Limited. The Company is also proposing to change its name to International Specialty Pharmaceuticals (IS Pharma).
In April 2008, IS Pharma announced that the Company has completed its acquisition of Specialty European Pharma International AG.
Orphan Therapeutics and IS Pharma
Orphan Therapeutics is developing terlipressin in the US under a license from Specialty European Pharma, now IS Pharma. Orphan will pay IS Pharma a royalty on sales.
ESP Pharma and Orphan Therapeutics
ESP Pharma acquired exclusive marketing...See full deal structure in Biomedtracker
Partners: Orphan Therapeutics, LLC Sinclair IS Pharma plc
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