Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:HITK) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which Hi-Tech acquired exclusive rights to the Cormax® brand from Watson Laboratories for an undisclosed sum of money. Cormax®, a branded version of clobetasol propionate topical solution 0.05%, is indicated for the treatment dermatoses of the scalp. The Cormax® brand will be sold through the Company's branded prescription subsidiary, ECR Pharmaceuticals. ECR will launch Cormax® in June 2012. The brand had sales of approximately $600,000 in 2011 according to IMS data.
"Since Hi-Tech will manufacture Cormax® for our ECR subsidiary, we anticipate the product will generate high margins. We are pleased to add another well-recognized brand to the ECR portfolio of branded products.” said David Seltzer, President and CEO of Hi-Tech Pharmacal.
Hi-Tech is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing and marketing generic and branded prescription and OTC products. The Company specializes in difficult to manufacture liquid and semi-solid dosage forms and produces a range of sterile ophthalmic, otic and inhalation products. The Company's Health Care Products Division is a leading developer and marketer of OTC products for the diabetes marketplace. Hi-Tech's ECR Pharmaceuticals subsidiary markets branded prescription products.
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