Sun Pharma, Cassiopea Move Ahead with Winlevi Agreement

August 31, 2021
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Winlevi is expected to be available in the U.S. in Q4 calendar 2021.

Sun Pharma and Cassiopea SpA announced the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) in connection with the exclusive License and Supply Agreements signed by both companies for Winlevi (clascoterone cream 1%).

Sun Pharma now has the exclusive right to commercialize Winlevi in the United States and Canada. Cassiopea will be the exclusive supplier of the product. Winlevi is expected to be available in the U.S. in Q4 calendar 2021.

"The expiration of the applicable waiting period under the HSR Act clears the path for making Winlevi available to patients and healthcare providers in the US and Canada,” says Abhay Gandhi, CEO, North America of Sun Pharma,  in a news release.  With Winlevi, a unique product with a new mechanism of action for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris, we have further expanded our basket of innovative products to serve patients better."

Diana Harbort, CEO of Cassiopea SpA, adds: "We are very pleased that Winlevi  will soon be widely available to dermatology healthcare providers and their patients in the US and Canada, benefiting from Sun Pharma's strong established dermatology presence. This transaction now allows Cassiopea to focus on its innovative dermatology pipeline."

The FDA approved Winlevi (clascoterone cream 1%) in August 2020 for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years and older.

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