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ACETO Subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals, Acquires Three FDA-Approved Ophthalmic ANDAs From Nexus Pharmaceuticals

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET), a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, today announced that Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., its generic finished dosage form subsidiary, has completed the purchase of three ANDAs for the products Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 3%, Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%, and Diclofenac Sodium Ophthalmic Solution 0.1% from Nexus Pharmaceuticals. Rising began marketing the products under a license from Nexus in June 2008 and holds robust shares in each market. This transaction enables Rising to gain full ownership of the ANDAs as well as increased margins.

Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution, 3% (Generic version of Alcon's CILOXAN®) is an antibiotic with a $13.2 million market. Levofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution, 0.5% (Generic version of Santen's QUIXIN®) is also an antibiotic with a $1.0 million market, and Diclofenac Sodium Ophthalmic Solution 0.1% (Generic version of Novartis's VOLTAREN®) is an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug) with a $2.4 million market.

Sal Guccione, Aceto CEO said, "This acquisition continues Rising's growing presence in the generic ophthalmic space and also enables Rising to capture more value from these important products."

ABOUT ACETO

ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947, is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health (finished dosage form generics and nutraceutical products), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products). With business operations in nine countries, ACETO distributes over 1,100 chemical compounds used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. ACETO's global operations, including a staff of 25 in China and 12 in India, are distinctive in the industry and enable its worldwide sourcing and regulatory capabilities.

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Source:ACETO Corporation