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Aptuit and Aegerion sign API supply agreement

12:19 AM MST | January 9, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Aptuit (Greenwich, CT) says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA), for commercial quantities of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) lomitapide. Lomitapide is Aegerion’s orphan drug that is targeted to the treatment of a rare disease caused by a genetic disorder. The drug received new drug application (NDA) approval in December of 2012 and is expected to be launched commercially this month. Previously, Aptuit scientists had established the chemistry for lomitapide, developed and validated its...

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