WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGRX) (“Eagle” or the “Company”) today announced that AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Member of the AOP Health Group, (“AOP Health”), with whom it entered into a licensing agreement in August 2021, has engaged with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to obtain alignment on the content and format of the pre-clinical and clinical data required to support a new drug application (“NDA”) seeking approval of Landiolol, a novel therapeutic, for the short-term reduction of ventricular rate in patients with supraventricular tachycardia, including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
In August 2021, Eagle entered into a licensing agreement with AOP Health, a privately owned Austrian company devoted to the treatment of rare and special diseases, for the commercial rights to Landiolol in the United States.
“We are pleased to be advancing Landiolol along the regulatory pathway. Landiolol is an important hospital emergency use product, with the potential to become a market leader in this drug class, and would complement our critical care portfolio. Landiolol has never been marketed in the United States, has robust patent protection, and we anticipate five years of new chemical entity exclusivity upon approval. Based on the FDA’s responses to AOP Health’s communications, we remain on track to support the NDA next quarter,” stated Scott Tarriff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle.
Landiolol is a short-acting, ultra-high selective beta-1 adrenoceptor blocker developed by AOP Health that has a selective effect on heart rate over cardiac contractility. Landiolol is available in two forms (20 mg/2ml concentrate, 300 mg powder) and is designed for use in emergency, cardiac critical care, operating room, and intensive care settings. It is registered in several European countries for the treatment of non-compensatory sinus tachycardia and tachycardic supraventricular arrhythmias. The drug uses a proprietary dosing algorithm to facilitate the administration.
Landiolol is already commercially available in Japan (Onoact®) and several European markets as RAPIBLOC®.
About Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Eagle is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with research and development, clinical, manufacturing and commercial expertise. Eagle is committed to developing innovative medicines that result in meaningful improvements in patients’ lives. Eagle’s commercialized products include RYANODEX®, BENDEKA®, BELRAPZO®, and its oncology and CNS/metabolic critical care pipeline includes product candidates with the potential to address underserved therapeutic areas across multiple disease states. Additional information is available on Eagle’s website at www.eagleus.com.
About AOP Health
The brand AOP Health incorporates several companies: The international Healthcare Group is the European pioneer for integrated therapies for rare diseases and in critical care. Over the past 25 years, the company has become an established provider of integrated therapy solutions from its headquarters in Vienna, its subsidiaries and representative offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as through partners worldwide. This development has been made possible by a continually high level of investment in research and development on the one hand and a highly consistent and pragmatic orientation towards the needs of all our stakeholders on the other - especially the patients and their families as well as also the doctors and care professionals treating them. More information at www.aop-health.com
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