May 25, 1993
Allergan Inc., a provider of eye-care and other medical products, said it has agreed to conduct joint clinical trials of drugs with Summit Technology Inc. The companies will conduct joint clinical trials of certain drugs for use after a surgical procedure known as photorefractive keratectomy. The procedure involves the use of a laser to correct eye disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
January 24, 2006 |
Botox maker Allergan Inc. said it was extending its $3.2-billion offer to buy breast implant maker Inamed Corp. because it had yet to get antitrust clearance from regulators. The offer is now set to expire at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7; it had been set to expire today. Irvine-based Allergan and Santa Barbara-based Inamed said they were working with the Federal Trade Commission to complete the sale of Inamed's license for Reloxin, a botulism toxin product.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1996
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross has received two grants totaling $11,000 for its disaster preparedness programs. Pacific Mutual Foundation of Newport Beach made a $5,000 contribution, and Allergan Inc. of Irvine gave $6,000. Dolores Churchill, the chapter's chairwoman, said the Red Cross recently spent $30,000 to help 37 families who were left homeless when a May 19 blaze burned their Garden Grove apartment complex.
August 27, 1991
Allergan Inc. has won U.S. and Canadian marketing rights to an anti-acne medication sold in Europe by Schering AG of Germany, the company said Monday. Herbert Laboratories, the skin care division of Allergan, will begin clinical studies on the topical compound, azelaic acid, and seek FDA approval, a process expected to take at least three years, said Allergan spokesman Jeff D'Eliscu. Schering has been marketing azelaic acid as Skinoren cream in Europe, the company said.
January 22, 1998 |
Illinois-based Akorn Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to buy the ophthalmic pharmaceutical product Paremyd from Allergan Inc. for an undisclosed amount of cash. Paremyd is used for pupil dilation in routine diagnostic procedures, but it has been off the market since 1996 due to a raw material shortage.
July 27, 1995
Allergan Inc., an Irvine eye care products company, said Wednesday it has signed an option agreement with Peptech Ltd., in England, for development and commercial marketing of products based on a Peptech dermatological product. Allergan will have first rights to license potential applications in the fields of ophthalmology and oncology. "The collaboration with Peptech is yet another example of establishing strategic partnerships to pursue promising new technologies," said Richard M.