"We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with an organization of Anesiva's quality in introducing Zingo to hospital markets and will fully align our extensive hospital-focused sales and distribution resources to support Zingo," stated Jeffrey Yordon, chairman, founder and chief executive officer of Sagent Pharmaceuticals. "The Anesiva co-promote marks an important advance in Sagent's rapid evolution and Zingo fits nicely with Sagent's mission of delivering customer-focused products to patients."
Zingo is a ready-to-use, single-use, needle-free system that delivers 0.5 mg sterile lidocaine powder into the skin and provides topical, local analgesia in one to three minutes after administration. This rapid onset, which may be especially useful in pediatric populations and busy emergency room settings, means the product can be incorporated into a medical procedure allowing uninterrupted care, an important advantage over current options. Venous access procedures, like IV insertions and blood draws, are among the most common interventions performed at a hospital, with more than 18 million pediatric venous access procedures and 400 million total procedures per year in U.S hospitals. In addition to the hospital setting, Zingo may be used in physicians' offices and clinical laboratories. In clinical trials, Zingo was well tolerated. Common side effects were redness, red dots and swelling of the skin at the site of administration.
About Anesiva and its Diverse Pipeline of Pain Products
Anesiva, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company that seeks to
be the leader in the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic
treatments for pain. The company has one FDA-approved product, Zi
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