Actavis Specialty Brands has an industry-leading pipeline with more than 25 products in various stages of development, including the combination of strong life cycle management strategies and new exclusive product opportunities for long-term sustainable growth in each therapeutic category.
Our pipeline is driven by key opportunities within the core therapeutic areas of Women’s Health and Urology, as well as Dermatology and Gastroenterology products. We also have a portfolio of five biosimilar products under development in Women’s Health, Oncology and other therapeutic categories.
Actavis continues to focus its business development efforts on finding new opportunities to invest in this business and to add additional products to the pipeline.
The Actavis Specialty Brands R&D strategy focuses on the following product development areas:
- The application of proprietary drug-delivery technology for new product development in specialty areas; and
- The acquisition of mid-to-late development-stage brand drugs and biosimilars
Our Specialty Brands near-term product development pipeline includes:
- A second generation progesterone vaginal gel for infertility;
- Esmya™ in the U.S. for long-term uterine sparing;
- Two novel long-acting contraceptives in late stage development: a progestin-only patch and a vaginal ring; and
- Metronidazole 1.3% Vaginal Gel antibiotic development product, a topical antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.
We also have a number of products in development as part of our life-cycle management strategy on our existing product portfolio.
With the acquisition of Warner Chilcott in October 2013, we significantly expanded Actavis’ Specialty Brands Women’s Health pipeline with the addition of seven new pipeline programs, two near-term launches (Levosert, WC 3042) and 12 products in Phase III or the marketing application phase of development.
The combination also added three mid-to-late phase Urology products in development and additional Dermatology and Gastroenterology products in various stages of development.