Flamel Technologies SA (NASDAQ: FLML) is a specialty pharmaceutical company utilizing its core competencies in formulation development and drug delivery to develop safer and more efficacious pharmaceutical products, addressing unmet medical needs and/or reducing overall healthcare costs. Flamel currently markets three previously Unapproved Marketed Drugs (“UMDs”) in the United States, Bloxiverz® (neostigmine methylsulfate injection), Vazculep® (phenylephrine hydrochloride injection), and Akovaz™ (ephedrine sulfate injection).
The Company also develops products utilizing its proprietary drug delivery platforms, Micropump® (oral sustained release microparticles platform), along with its tangent technologies, LiquiTime® (a Micropump-derivative platform for liquid oral products) and Trigger Lock™ (a Micropump-derivative platform for abuse-resistant opioids). Additionally, the Company has developed a long acting injectable platform, Medusa™, a hydrogel depot technology, particularly suited to the development of subcutaneously administered formulations. Current applications of Flamel’s drug delivery products include sodium oxybate (Micropump®), extended-release of liquid medicines such as ibuprofen and guaifenesin (LiquiTime®, through a license arrangement with Elan Pharma International Limited for the U.S. Over-the-Counter market) and a current study of the delivery of exenatide utilizing the Medusa™ technology.
In February 2016, Flamel acquired FSC Pediatrics, a company that markets three pediatric pharmaceutical products – Cefaclor for oral suspension, Karbinal™ ER and AcipHex® Sprinkle™ (rabeprazole sodium). FSC also received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in October 2014 for Flexichamber™, Valved Holding Chamber. The Company is headquartered in Lyon, France and has operations in Dublin, Ireland and in St. Louis, Missouri.