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Halocarbon Poised to Sell Sevoflurane

9:29 AM MDT | June 27, 2008 |

Alex Scott in Münich

Specialty fluorochemicals producer Halocarbon (River Edge; NJ) says it is about to begin selling the fluorinated anesthetic sevoflurane in large volumes in the U.S. following FDA approval. Sevoflurane is currently produced by two major pharma companies in a multi-billion dollar market. “If we secured 5% of the market that would be nice,” says Ron Epstein, sales director/Halocarbon, speaking at the recent Chemspec Europe specialty chemicals expo in Münich.   The company says it has yet to decide whether to sell the product directly or...

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