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ANI Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Exclusive Distribution and Supply Agreement for Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection USP


BAUDETTE, Minnesota (May 17, 2016) - ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“ANI”) (Nasdaq: ANIP) today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution and supply agreement with Aspen Global Incorporated for Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection (“HPC”) USP 250mg/mL in 5mL vials. Aspen will be responsible for supplying the finished goods and ANI Pharmaceuticals will be responsible for marketing and distribution in the U.S. Aspen’s product was approved by FDA in August 2015 (ANDA# 200271) and ANI intends to commercialize HPC in the near term. For product inquiries, please contact ANI at 218-634-3601.

Arthur S. Przybyl, ANI’s President and CEO stated, “We are excited to enter into this exclusive strategic distribution partnership with Aspen and introduce to the U.S. market a product that addresses a high-need patient population. We hope to build on the launches of HPC and our previously disclosed anti-cancer product (pending FDA approval, TAD June 2016) to strategically advance a portfolio of oncolytic products in the future. Finally, this launch will also serve to establish ANI’s commercial presence in the specialty pharmacy distribution channel, one that we intend to build upon with future product introductions from our existing pipeline.”

About Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection USP

HPC USP is indicated in non-pregnant women: for the treatment of advanced adenocarcinoma of the uterine corpus (Stage III or IV); in the management of amenorrhea (primary and secondary) and abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology, such as submucous fibroids or uterine cancer; as a test for endogenous estrogen production and for the production of secretory endometrium and desquamation.

About ANI

ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “ANI”) is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing, and marketing branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals. The Company's targeted areas of product development currently include narcotics, oncolytics (anti-cancers), hormones and steroids, and complex formulations involving extended release and combination products. For more information, please visit our website

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