Ferring Pharmaceuticals Acquires Cytokine PharmaSciences Inc.

28-Oct-2011 - Switzerland

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has completed the purchase of Cytokine PharmaSciences Inc. (CPSI) and its UK subsidiary Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland) Ltd. (CTS), a global biopharmaceutical company with a particular focus in obstetrics.

“This acquisition advances our vision to become the global scientific and commercial leader in reproductive health, and perfectly complements our already strong portfolio of obstetrics products including TRACTOCILE® (atosiban) and PABAL® (carbetocin). In addition, the acquisition includes the manufacturing assets for dinoprostone marketed by Forest Laboratories, Inc. as CERVIDIL® in the US and Canada, and by Ferring as PROPESS® elsewhere. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to integrate the product portfolio into Ferring on a global basis and to extend our presence in this important field,” commented Michel Pettigrew, President of the Executive Board and COO at Ferring.

CTS has also developed a strong pipeline of women’s healthcare products, including the misoprostol vaginal insert which is intended to be marketed in the US and Canada as MISODEL® and in Europe and the rest of the world as MISOPESS®. It is anticipated that the new treatment will be filed for FDA approval in 2012.

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