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Monday, April 15, 2024

Acorda Therapeutics Announces New Agreement with Catalent for Long-Term Global Supply of INBRIJA®

Acorda Therapeutics has announced that on December 31, 2022 it entered into a new long-term global supply agreement with Catalent for the manufacture of INBRIJA (levodopa inhalation powder) at its Center of Excellence for Spray Dried Dispersions in Boston where Catalent will continue to manufacture INBRIJA through 2030. The new agreement includes the scale-up to the larger pharma grade spray-dryer at a PSD-7 scale, which will provide expanded capacity for the long-term world-wide manufacturing requirements of INBRIJA.

Under the new supply agreement Acorda is required to purchase $8.5 million in INBRIJA supply in 2023 and $15.5 million in 2024, reduced from $18 million annually. Beginning in 2025, Acorda will pay a fixed capsule fee based on the amount of INBRIJA needed in the US and other markets. By 2026, an expansion in Catalent’s manufacturing capacity is expected to reduce per-capsule prices significantly. In addition, Acorda will pay an $8 million termination fee to Catalent in connection with the termination of the prior global supply agreement, payable in two installments in June and December 2023, and $1 million in each of 2023 and 2024 for capital expenditures at the manufacturing plant to assist in the capacity expansion.

“This agreement ensures that people with Parkinson’s who benefit from INBRIJA will have an uninterrupted supply of this important medication, and that it continues to be manufactured to the highest quality and safety standards,” said Ron Cohen, M.D., Acorda’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The agreement also will significantly reduce our cost of goods for INBRIJA and, importantly, increase manufacturing capacity to ensure that we will be able to supply INBRIJA to our commercial partners throughout the world, to meet expected increasing demand.”

“In addition to assuring the long-term supply of this prescription medicine to Parkinson’s patients who benefit from it, this new agreement will free much needed oral amorphous solid dispersion capacity at our Boston facility,” said Ricky Hopson, President of Catalent’s Clinical Development & Supply division. “As we expand our capabilities to include spray dry dispersion for bioavailability enhancement at the site, this freed capacity provides Catalent the opportunity to welcome new clients, both oral and dry-powders for inhalation, into our world class facility.”

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