Jaguar Animal Health (NASDAQ: JAGX) this morning announced its non-binding letter of intent with Napo Pharmaceuticals in a potential merger deal centered on Napo’s FDA-approved crofelemer for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy. Napo focuses on human product development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals, and has provided Jaguar with exclusive worldwide rights for veterinary applications to crofelemer – which is also the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in Jaguar’s lead prescription drug candidate, Canalevia™ for the treatment of various forms of diarrhea in dogs – as well as corresponding rights to all related Napo technology. As of October 1, 2016, Napo owned 22.6% of Jaguar’s outstanding shares of common stock.
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About Jaguar Animal Health, Inc.
Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. is an animal health company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, foals, and high value horses. Canalevia™ is Jaguar’s lead prescription drug product candidate, intended for the treatment of various forms of diarrhea in dogs. Equilevia™ (formerly referred to as SB-300) is Jaguar’s prescription drug product candidate for the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers in horses. Canalevia™ and Equilevia™ contain ingredients isolated and purified from the Croton lechleri tree, which is sustainably harvested. Neonorm™ Calf and Neonorm™ Foal are the Company’s lead non-prescription products. Neonorm™ is a standardized botanical extract derived from the Croton lechleri tree. Canalevia™ and Neonorm™ are distinct products that act at the same last step in a physiological pathway generally present in mammals. Jaguar has nine active investigational new animal drug applications, or INADs, filed with the FDA and intends to develop species-specific formulations of Neonorm™ in six additional target species, formulations of Equilevia™ in horses, and Canalevia™ for cats and dogs. For more information, visit www.jaguaranimalhealth.com
About Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
San Francisco-based Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace in collaboration with local partners. For more information, please visit www.napopharma.com
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