Teligent, Inc. Announces FDA Approval Of Lidocaine Ointment USP 5%

Feb 02, 2016, 08:00 ET from Teligent, Inc.

BUENA, N.J., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT), a New Jersey-based specialty generic pharmaceutical company, today announced it has received approval of the Company's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Lidocaine Ointment USP 5%. This is Teligent's third approval from its internally developed pipeline of generic pharmaceutical products.

Based on IMS Health data from December 2015, the total addressable market for this product is approximately $327 million. Teligent submitted this ANDA to the FDA in February 2013.

"We received FDA approval for Lidocaine Ointment USP 5% in thirty-six months, which is well below the current FDA-reported median approval time for applications submitted prior to October 1, 2014 of 48 months,'' commented Jason Grenfell-Gardner, President and CEO of Teligent. "This FDA approval demonstrates continued execution of our TICO strategy, which is focused on the topical, injectable, complex and ophthalmic generic pharmaceutical markets. This is the eleventh product in our U.S. commercial portfolio, and we expect to launch this quarter." 

Mr. Grenfell-Gardner continued, ''We believe our current pipeline of thirty-two active submissions, exclusive of our four partnered submissions, pending approval by the FDA now has a combined addressable market of approximately $1.5 billion, based on December 2015 data from IMS Health."

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Jenniffer Collins

Teligent, Inc.

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