PCCA provides a variety of products and services to its member compounding pharmacies, which work directly with prescribers to provide patients with specialized medications that are not available in either over-the-counter or prescription form. For the past 30 years, PCCA has been focused on supporting independent pharmacies by delivering a complete portfolio of compounding products, services, education and intellectual property.
PCCA has led in the research, development and study of topical and transdermal technology including its Lipoderm® family of topical bases —the industry's only bases proven to deliver four drugs simultaneously.
Jim Smith, president of PCCA added: "Through this agreement, we will leverage our knowledge and products to bring new drugs to the market and ultimately heighten awareness and acceptance of topical drug delivery. By building bridges between compounding pharmacists and drug manufacturers, our members will be best positioned to strengthen the role of independent pharmacies in their communities while continuing to play their crucial role in personalized medicine. We are convinced this new model for the development of drugs is an important advancement for the pharmaceutical industry."
Imprimis drug-development strategy calls for repurposing or reformatting existing FDA-approved generic drugs to create new high-value FDA-approved manufactured drugs that address new therapeutic applications. In other words, generic drugs would be combined with Imprimis' patented delivery-technology to create entirely new medications for specific markets that are lacking these medicines.
"Once a potential new drug application has been identified, prior to making an investment, we hope to be able to identify the correct formulation and dosing to protect our investment in new patent applications," said Baum. "We plan to implement a clinical development and a thoughtful regulatory
|SOURCE Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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