Breaking News

Merz Strikes Deal With Brickell Biotech

July 2, 2014

Will develop retinoid for sensitive skin.

Merz North America inked a new licensing agreement with Brickell Biotech, Inc. for the development of a novel retinoid compound for the treatment of skin conditions known to be responsive to retinoid agents, such as acne and psoriasis.  Under this agreement Merz will have an exclusive North American license, with certain additional international rights, to develop and commercialize this compound.
 
The development of this retinoid product will be a key milestone as Merz Dermatology works to expand its portfolio of treatment options, says the company.  In addition, in preclinical studies performed by Brickell, this patent-protected retinoid therapy displayed activity which differentiated it from the topical retinoids currently available on the market. 
 
“We are pleased to be strengthening Merz’s leadership in medical dermatology through targeted development projects such as this licensing agreement with Brickell,” said Greg Besase, vice president and head – US Dermatology for Merz North America.  “Merz is proud to affirm its continued commitment to the dermatology space, and we look forward to providing physicians and their patients with a novel treatment option for skin conditions known to be responsive to retinoid therapy.”
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Patent Update

    Patent Update

    July 28, 2016
    Three-layered hair product from Lauder, palm oil extracts for wrinkle treatment and more in recently awarded patents.

  • Pushin’ the Cushion

    Pushin’ the Cushion

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 26, 2016
    AmorePacific, the creator of the cushion compact, continues to improve its unique product.

  • Cozy Makes a Splash

    Cozy Makes a Splash

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||July 25, 2016
    Expands reach in CVS and introduces new collection.

  • Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Industry stakeholders convene in New York City for Organic Monitor’s annual event

  • Perceived Perfection

    Perceived Perfection

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    From primers to pressed powders, facial cosmetics help create the illusion of a flawless complexion.

  • Preserve & Serve

    Preserve & Serve

    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Suppliers with innovative preservatives provide staying power for formulations.