On June 21, 2012, Depomed (DEPO) announced the acquisition of the product Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules from privately-held Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Zipsor is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. The product uses the proprietary ProSorb delivery technology (developed by AAIPharma Services Corp) to deliver a finely dispersed, rapidly absorbed formulation of diclofenac.
Zipsor is the lowest prescription-strength diclofenac available. The ProSorb technology allows for rapid delivery and dispersion of the medicine. The low-dose offers minimal systemic drug exposure. Depomed believes these advantages will help them drive Zipsor sales in the coming years. (more…)