Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency assigns priority review status for Drogsan's Marketing Authorization application and high priority status for Drogsan's GMP application for Triferic AVNU
Rockwell Medical, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: RMTI), a healthcare company that develops, manufactures, commercializes, and distributes a portfolio of hemodialysis products to dialysis providers worldwide, today announced that its international partner, Drogsan Pharmaceuticals, submitted a Marketing Authorization application and GMP application for Triferic® AVNU to the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency ("TMMDA"), for which Drogsan received priority status and high priority status, respectively.
Triferic AVNU (ferric pyrophosphate citrate injection) is an iron replacement product indicated to maintain hemoglobin in adult patients undergoing hemodialysis. In June 2021, Rockwell entered into license and supply agreements with Drogsan, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Turkey, for the rights to commercialize Triferic (dialysate) and Triferic AVNU in Turkey. Under the terms of the agreements, Drogsan will be the exclusive commercialization partner for Triferic (dialysate) and Triferic AVNU in Turkey. In consideration for the license, Rockwell received an upfront payment and will be eligible for milestone payment and royalties on net sales. Drogsan will be responsible for all regulatory approval and commercialization activities, and the Company will supply the product to Drogsan for Turkey.
"Rockwell’s international partnerships have the potential to generate near- and long-term revenue for Rockwell. We continue to work diligently with our international partners to bring Triferic to market in their respective territories. We are excited that Drogsan is making great strides in its plan to register and commercialize Triferic AVNU in Turkey," said Mark Strobeck, Ph.D., Rockwell Medical’s President and CEO. "Taking into consideration that Drogsan was granted an accelerated review for Triferic AVNU with the Turkish regulatory authority, we anticipate approval for Triferic AVNU in 2024."
About Rockwell Medical
Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMTI) is a healthcare company that develops, manufactures, commercializes, and distributes a portfolio of hemodialysis products for dialysis providers worldwide. Rockwell Medical's mission is to provide dialysis clinics and the patients they serve with the highest quality products supported by the best customer service in the industry. Rockwell is focused on innovative, long-term growth strategies that enhance its products, its processes, and its people, enabling the Company to deliver exceptional value to the healthcare system and provide a positive impact on the lives of hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis is the most common form of end-stage kidney disease treatment and is usually performed at freestanding outpatient dialysis centers, at hospital-based outpatient centers, at skilled nursing facilities, or in a patient’s home. Rockwell Medical's products are vital to vulnerable patients with end-stage kidney disease, and the Company is relentless in providing unmatched reliability and customer service. Rockwell Medical is the second largest supplier of acid and bicarbonate concentrates for dialysis patients in the United States and has the vision of becoming the leading global supplier of hemodialysis concentrates. Certified as a Great Place to Work® in 2023, Rockwell Medical is Driven to Deliver Life-Sustaining Dialysis SolutionsTM. For more information, visit www.RockwellMed.com.
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