Eton Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of ZONISADE™ (Zonisamide Oral Suspension)

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DEER PARK, Ill., July 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ETON), an innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZONISADE™ (zonisamide oral suspension).

“We are proud to have another product approval from our team’s development efforts. This is now the eighth product approval that our team has contributed to, and we are excited for Azurity to bring the product to patients. The proceeds from the launch milestone will be used to further grow our rare disease portfolio,” said Sean Brynjelsen, CEO of Eton Pharmaceuticals.

ZONISADE™ was included in Eton’s multi-product neurology oral solution partnership with Azurity Pharmaceuticals announced in February of 2021. Under the agreement, Eton is entitled to receive an additional $5 million payment upon the launch of ZONISADE™, royalty on net sales, and up to $15 million of commercial milestones tied to the combined sales of all three products in the partnership. Azurity Pharmaceuticals will be responsible for the commercialization of ZONISADE™, and no marketing expenses will be incurred by Eton.

About Eton Pharmaceuticals
Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for rare diseases. The product currently commercializes ALKINDI SPRINKLE® and Carglumic Acid tablets and has two additional rare disease products under development, dehydrated alcohol injection and the ZENEO® hydrocortisone autoinjector. In addition, the company’s royalty segment is entitled to receive milestone payments or royalties on six different products.

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