Alembic Pharmaceuticals Announces Its Joint Venture Aleor Dermaceuticals Received USFDA Tentative Approval for Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution USP, 2% W/W

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited (Alembic) today announced that its joint venture Aleor Dermaceuticals Limited (Aleor) has received tentative approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution USP, 2% w/w. The approved ANDA is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD), Pennsaid Topical Solution, 2% w/w, of HZNP Medicines LLC (HZNP). Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution USP, 2% w/w is indicated for the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). 

Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution USP, 2% w/w, has an estimated market size of US$ 974 million for twelve months ending December 2018 according to IQVIA. 

Alembic has a cumulative total of 109 ANDA approvals (96 final approvals and 13 tentative approvals) from USFDA. 

About Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited 

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited, a vertically integrated research and development pharmaceutical company, has been at the forefront of healthcare since 1907. Headquartered in India, Alembic is a publicly listed company that manufactures and markets generic pharmaceutical products all over the world. Alembic's state of the art research and manufacturing facilities are approved by regulatory authorities of many developed countries including the USFDA. Alembic is one of the leaders in branded generics in India. Alembic's brands, marketed through a marketing team of over 5000 are well recognized by doctors and patients. 

Information about the company can be found at; (Reuters: ALEM.NS) (Bloomberg: ALPM) (NSE: APLL TD) (BSE: 533573). 

About Aleor Dermaceuticals Limited 

Aleor is a 60:40 joint venture between Alembic and Orbicular Pharmaceutical Technologies Pvt Ltd (Orbicular) formed in Apr'16 focusing on commercialising dermatology products globally.