Allergan buys Anterios to expand neurotoxin pipeline

Acquisition adds global rights to novel NDS platform topical delivery technology and ANT-1207, investigational botulinum toxin type A product


Allergan acquired Anterios for an upfront payment of $90 million

Allergan announced that it has acquired Anterios, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation delivery system and botulinum toxin-based prescription products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan acquired Anterios for an upfront payment of $90 million and potential development and commercialization milestone payments related to NDS, Anterios' proprietary platform delivery technology that enables local, targeted delivery of neurotoxins through the skin without the need for injections.

In addition to NDS, Allergan has acquired global rights to ANT-1207, an investigational topical formulation botulinum toxin type A in development for the potential treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), acne, and crow's feet lines.

The NDS platform technology and ANT-1207 add to Allergan's strong neurotoxin pipeline, with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) currently in development for treating forehead lines, masseter hypertrophy and platysma bands and BOTOX Therapeutic in development for osteoarthritis and depression.

"The acquisition of Anterios bolsters Allergan's commitment to innovation and maintaining its leadership position in neurotoxin development and commercialization," said Mr David Nicholson, executive vice president and president, global brands research and development at Allergan. He added, "Our team at Allergan pioneered the development and commercialization of BOTOX, the market-leading neurotoxin used in both medical aesthetics and therapeutic areas of medicine. This acquisition demonstrates our ability to apply our tremendous scientific leadership in neurotoxins to further extend our already deep neurotoxin pipeline by advancing a new delivery system and formulations that are appealing to both patients and physicians."


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