Elite Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in niche generics and committed to the development of abuse-deterrent opioids to help curb diversion, misuse and abuse. Elite has a pipeline of opioid abuse-deterrent products under development utilizing the company’s proprietary pharmacological abuse-deterrent technology.
Elite’s website can be found by going to http://www.elitepharma.com
How ART Works:
Elite’s proprietary abuse-deterrent technology, ART™, is a multi-particulate capsule which contains an opioid agonist in addition to naltrexone, an opioid antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. When this product is taken as intended, the naltrexone is designed to pass through the body unreleased while the opioid agonist releases over time providing therapeutic pain relief for which it is prescribed. If the multi-particulate beads are crushed or dissolved, the opioid antagonist, naltrexone, is designed to release. The absorption of the naltrexone is intended to block the euphoria by preferentially binding to same receptors in the brain as the opioid agonist and thereby reducing the incentive for abuse or misuse by recreational drug abusers. Elite’s pharmacological approach to abuse-deterrence can be applied to a wide range of opioids used today in pain management.
Recent Press Releases:
Oct 21, 2015 Elite Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-Line Results From a Pivotal Phase 3 Study for Abuse-Deterrent Opioid ELI-200 http://ir.elitepharma.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=79416&BzID=2258&t=1948&g=939&Nav=0&LangID=1&s=0
Aug 10, 2015 Elite Pharmaceuticals Reports Record Revenues for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 http://ir.elitepharma.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=78453&GoTopage=1&Category=2163&BzID=2258&t=1948&G=939
Aug 3, 2015 Elite Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment and Dosing for ELI-200 Phase III Efficacy Trial http://ir.elitepharma.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=78262&GoTopage=1&Category=2163&BzID=2258&t=1948&G=939
Jun 16, 2015 Elite Pharmaceuticals Granted New Patent for Abuse Deterrent Technology http://ir.elitepharma.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=77581&GoTopage=1&Category=2163&BzID=2258&t=1948&G=939
Jun 9, 2015 Elite Pharmaceuticals and Epic Pharma Enter Into a Sales and Distribution Licensing Agreement for Abuse-Deterrent ELI-200
http://ir.elitepharma.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=77479&BzID=2258&t=1948&g=939&Nav=0&LangID=1&s=0 More information can be found by going to Elite’s investor section: http://ir.elitepharma.com/press_releases
Highlights From Last Quarter:
Second quarter ending September, 2015
Consolidated revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $2.7M, all of which came from Elite's generic operation. An increases of 30% over last quarter's generic revenues. Generic revenue continues to grow with new highs being set 8 out of the 10 last quarters. The cost of revenue for this quarter totals $1.4M, for a gross profit of $1.3M. Overall expenses for the quarter total $5.3M with $4.2M going towards the development of Elite’s proprietary abuse-deterrent opioid product,ELI-200.
The first product to utilize Elite's abuse deterrent technology, ELI-200, has successfully completed Phase III studies. The Company believes that it will be able to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the FDA during this calendar year. When this application is accepted by the FDA it will be granted expedited review by the FDA,the company estimates that approval could be achieved in calender Q2\2016. Shareholders will be notified when the FDA accepts the ELI-200 NDA which is estimated to be in the first or second week in Jan, 2016.
Common shares issued pursuant to the strategic alliance agreement with Epic Investments LLC.
As per the Epic Strategic Alliance, Elite is entitled to 15% of the profits achieved from the commercial sales of Epic's immediate release oxycodone tablets, for a 10 year period commencing on the date of first commercial shipment and Epic is to receive 3 million shares of Common Stock upon approval by the FDA of the ANDA.