London, 12 May 2015 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (“Hikma”) (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK) (OTC: HKMPY), the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, today announces it has launched CAFCIT® Injection (caffeine citrate injection, USP) 60mg/3mL (20mg/mL). CAFCIT® is indicated for the short-term treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants between 28 and 33 weeks gestational age.
Said Darwazah, Chairman and CEO of Hikma said, “This is our first launch from the Bedford portfolio acquired last year. We are making good progress in the transfer of the Bedford products to our manufacturing facilities and this launch demonstrates our strong R&D, regulatory and manufacturing capabilities."
According to IMS Health, sales of caffeine citrate injection in the US market were approximately $7.6 million for the 12 months ending March 2015.