U.S. Health Care Services Company to Distribute SilverSeal and Hydress Dressings to Alternate Site Market in All 50 States
LANGHORNE, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA) ("Alliqua" or "the Company"), has signed a distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical, by which their U.S. distribution network will stock and offer for sale Alliqua's SilverSeal® and Hydress® wound dressings to healthcare customers nationwide.
David Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Alliqua, said, "This encompasses expanding our distribution network within the U.S. for our SilverSeal® and Hydress® wound dressings. McKesson Medical-Surgical is one of the most well-known and respected health care distributors in the U.S. market. The expansion in distribution made possible by this agreement will assist customers with easy access to these products across the continuum of alternate site health care. "
Brad C. Barton, Chief Operating Officer of Alliqua, stated, "Signing an agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical is very exciting to our customer base. Whether in home care, long term care or elsewhere in the alternate site market, customers can access our products from a source widely familiar to those in the position of purchasing health care supplies.
Alliqua's SilverSeal is a flexible, sterile hydrogel dressing that incorporates the antimicrobial properties of silver. It is designed for use on partial and full-thickness dermal ulcers, leg ulcers, superficial wounds, abrasions, first and second degree burns, donor sites and over debrided and grafted partial thickness wounds.
Alliqua's Hydress is a cross-linked polymer-based gel that is able to provide and maintain a moist wound environment. There are several benefits associated with increased moisture content, including the cleansing and autolytic debriding of necrotic tissue.
Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
McKesson Medical-Surgical's parent, McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500 list, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson Medical-Surgical works with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson Medical-Surgical helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.
About Alliqua, Inc.
Alliqua, Inc. (ALQA) ("Alliqua") is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of proprietary transdermal wound care and drug delivery technologies. Alliqua's technology platform produces hydrogels, a 3-dimensional cross-linked network of water soluble polymers capable of numerous chemical configurations.
Alliqua currently markets its new line of 510(k) FDA-approved hydrogel products for wound care under the SilverSeal® brand, as well as the sorbion sachet S and sorbion sana wound care products. Alliqua's electron beam production process, located at its 16,000 square foot GMP manufacturing facility in Langhorne, PA, allows Alliqua to develop and custom manufacture a wide variety of hydrogels. Alliqua's hydrogels can be customized for various transdermal applications to address market opportunities in the treatment of wounds as well as the delivery of numerous drugs or other agents for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Additionally, Alliqua's drug delivery platform, in combination with certain active pharmaceutical ingredients, can provide pharmaceutical companies with a transdermal technology to enhance patient compliance and potentially extend the patent life of valuable drug franchises.
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