Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative drug products, announced that Aucta Pharmaceuticals’ New Drug Application for ET-105, an innovative formulation of lamotrigine which Eton acquired the U.S. marketing rights to in June 2019, has been accepted for review by the U.S. FDA. The FDA has assigned the application a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date of March 17, 2020.
“The NDA acceptance of ET-105 marks an important milestone for Eton as this strengthens our growing pipeline of near-launch products. We are very excited about the potential for ET-105 to address a significant unmet need in this large and growing market,” said Sean Brynjelsen, Chief Executive Officer of Eton Pharmaceuticals. “Our team looks forward to working with Aucta and the FDA over the coming months as we prepare for a potential commercial launch in the first half of 2020.”
ET-105 is a patent-pending formulation of lamotrigine, for which Aucta is seeking approval as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in patients two years of age and older. Lamotrigine is one of the most widely used anti-epilepsy medications in the U.S. with sales exceeding $700 million and 1 billion tablets annually but is only FDA-approved in tablet formulations. ET-105’s innovative formula will be delivered to patients as an oral liquid and has been developed specifically to address the significant unmet need in patients with dysphagia and pediatric patients requiring precision dosing at levels below the currently available tablet strengths.
About Eton Pharmaceuticals
Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products utilizing the FDA’s 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Eton is primarily focused on liquid dosage forms including injectables, oral liquids and ophthalmics. Eton has a diversified pipeline of high-value product candidates in various stages of development and therapeutic areas, including multiple product candidates currently pending regulatory approval with the FDA.