SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (OTCQB:OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions and eating disorders, today announced a global, exclusive licensing agreement providing Opiant access to Aegis’ Intravail® drug delivery technology for all of Opiant’s opioid antagonist compounds. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“We are fortunate to be able to access Aegis’ proprietary Intravail® drug delivery technologies for applications that may benefit patients with addictions and eating disorders,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant. “Aegis’ Intravail® can improve the absorption of drugs delivered nasally and has been designated generally recognized as safe (GRAS).”
Edward T. Maggio, Chief Executive Officer of Aegis added, “The Intravail® non-invasive absorption enhancement technology is particularly well suited for the treatment of chronic relapsing brain diseases and will help ensure that Opiant Pharmaceuticals maintains its leaderhip position in this field. We are excited to support these important programs.”
About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions and eating disorders. NIDA, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Its first product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by the company’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.
About Aegis Therapeutics
Aegis Therapeutics LLC is a drug delivery technology company commercializing its patented drug delivery and drug formulation technologies through product-specific licenses. Its Intravail® drug delivery technology enables the non-invasive delivery of a broad range of protein, peptide and non-peptide drugs that can currently only be administered by injection, via the oral, buccal, and intranasal administration routes, and with high bioavailability. Its ProTek® excipients stabilize, prevent aggregation and reduce unwanted immunogenicity and anaphylaxis of protein and peptide therapeutics while avoiding the oxidative damage caused by polysorbate surfactants currently found in most protein injectable drugs. For more information, please visit www.aegisthera.com.
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