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Upsher-Smith Presents Favorable Phase I Data For USL261, A Novel Formulation Of Intranasal Midazolam, At 65th Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Neurology
Date:3/19/2013

an easy-to-use, non-invasive form of administration.15  Physicians, much like patients and caregivers, have expressed interest in a non-invasive rescue therapy for use outside of the hospital.16 

Upsher-Smith's Epilepsy Pipeline

Upsher-Smith's clinical development pipeline includes three investigational drugs that are being studied for the management of epilepsy.  USL255 is an investigational once-daily, extended-release topiramate for the management of epilepsy. The pipeline also includes USL261, an investigational intranasal midazolam for the rescue treatment of seizures in patients who require control of intermittent bouts of increased seizure activity, often called seizure clusters, which is the subject of an ongoing international Phase III clinical trial (ARTEMIS1) with an open-label safety extension study.  In addition, USL260 (tonabersat) is in early clinical development as a potential first-in-class neuronal gap junction modulator.

About Upsher-Smith

Upsher-Smith, founded in 1919, is an independent and privately-owned specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota that focuses on product growth and innovation for branded, branded-generic and generic pharmaceuticals.  Upsher-Smith has a particular focus on providing therapies to assist people suffering from central nervous system diseases (including epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease) and also markets products relating to cardiology, dermatology, and women's health.  For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

References

1.     Epilepsy Foundation. About Epilepsy. Available at: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy.  Accessed March 14, 2013.
2.     Dreifuss FE, Rosman NP, Cloy
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