SCOLR Pharma and Perrigo Announce Strategic Alliance to Manufacture and Market CDT® Nutritional Products
SCOLR Pharma, Inc. (AMEX: DDD) and Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO)(TASE: PRGO) announced today that they entered into an agreement whereby Perrigo will manufacture and market certain sustained release nutritional products based on SCOLR Pharma's proprietary CDT drug delivery platform.
Alan Mitchel, SCOLR Pharma's Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, commented, "We are very pleased to be working with Perrigo, the nation's largest provider of store brand nutritional and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products, to manufacture and market our proprietary nutritional formulations."
SCOLR Pharma's President and CEO, Daniel Wilds, stated, "We believe this agreement with Perrigo validates the strength of our CDT drug delivery platform. Our technology provides the capabilities of the best pharmaceutical controlled delivery systems and applies it to the nutritional market. The combination of SCOLR technology with Perrigo's marketing and manufacturing expertise should maximize the potential of our CDT-based dietary supplements in the growing nutritional market."
John Hendrickson, Perrigo Executive Vice President and General Manager for Consumer Healthcare, stated, "We are looking forward to including this new proprietary sustained release line of nutritional products in our growing store brand business and are pleased to be partnering with SCOLR Pharma, an emerging leader in developing controlled release dosage forms."
Perrigo anticipates the first product shipments will begin in early-2006.
About SCOLR Pharma
Based in Bellevue, Washington, SCOLR Pharma, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging formulation expertise and its patented CDT platform to introduce distinctive and novel OTC products, prescription drugs and dietary supplements. SCOLR Pharma's CDT drug delivery platform provides distinctive products with tangible benefits for the consumer and competitive commercial advantages for licensees. For more information on SCOLR Pharma, please call 425.373.0171 or visit http://www.scolr.com/ .
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The Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier and the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical and nutritional products for the store brand market. Store brand products are sold by food, drug, mass merchandise, dollar store and club store retailers under their own labels. The Company also develops, manufactures and markets prescription generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and consumer products, and operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico and Germany. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com/ ).
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