BUENA, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), a New Jersey based generic topical pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mallinckrodt LLC, Mallinckrodt Inc., and Nuvo Research, Inc. (TSX: NRI) (together Mallickrodt) to settle a declaratory judgment action brought by IGI, concerning IGI's filing of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market a generic version of PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 1.5% w/w. Under the terms of this agreement, Mallinckrodt granted IGI a non-exclusive license to launch its diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% product on March 28, 2015. IGI received tentative approval of its diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% from the FDA on May 7, 2014.
Jason Grenfell-Gardner, President and CEO of the Company, commented, "The agreement provides IGI with a date certain launch of diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5%. We remain confident in our ability to obtain final FDA approval of our ANDA for diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% prior to our agreed upon launch date. The agreement allows IGI to continue to expand its portfolio of generic topical prescription drug products."
About IGI Laboratories, Inc.
IGI Laboratories is a generic topical pharmaceutical company. We develop and manufacture topical formulations for the pharmaceutical, OTC, and cosmetic markets. Our mission is to be a leading player in the generic topical prescription drug market.Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "plan," "believe," "continue", "should" or words of similar meaning. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, but are not limited to: our inability to meet current or future regulatory requirements in connection with existing or future ANDAs; our inability to achieve profitability; our failure to obtain FDA approvals as anticipated; our inability to execute and implement our business plan and strategy; the potential lack of market acceptance of our products; our inability to protect our intellectual property rights; changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors; and our inability to complete successfully future product acquisitions. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in IGI Laboratories, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. IGI Laboratories, Inc. does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.