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Altasciences Chosen by Respira Technologies, Inc. as Drug Product Manufacturing Partner for the World’s First Inhaled Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

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Laval, Quebec, December 14, 2021
– Altasciences’ pharmaceutical contract manufacturing site in Philadelphia, PA, has been chosen by Respira Technologies, Inc. to manufacture proprietary drug products for the world’s first inhaled smoking cessation therapy. This treatment uses RespiRx™, a vibrating mesh nebulizer (VMN) with a maintenance-free disposable cartridge that reduces and potentially eliminates the risk of patient misuse and non-compliance.

Following a successful Pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 18, Respira is intending to submit their IND application in 2022 under the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway.

Respira also plans to create a larger platform approach for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) delivery, taking advantage of the multi-drug capabilities of their proprietary platform drug delivery system. To date, 91 potential APIs have been identified.

“Our team chooses best-in-class partners, and working with Altasciences has been a great experience overall. Altasciences is playing a big role in advancing Respira’s ambition to secure the FDA’s authorization on a potential breakthrough drug product, and through this collaborative environment, we can change the world of drug development. Altasciences is agile, flexible, and quick, while providing the proven expertise and capability required for cGMP pharma drug product manufacturing. We are thankful for their fast response rate, creativity, and ability to take on the needs of nimble start-ups like Respira,” said Mario Danek, Founder and CEO at Respira Technologies, Inc.

Altasciences leverages deep expertise in formulation, development, and manufacturing, as well as flexible processes and significant investments in state-of-the-art technologies, to support clients in their research and commercial manufacturing requirements.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Respira Technologies, Inc. on this new and exciting technology. Our team has truly enjoyed having the opportunity to work with a world-class organization that quickly makes key decisions to ensure we meet accelerated timelines,” stated Ben Reed, Executive Vice President of Operations at Altasciences.

More information on Respira Technologies, Inc.’s program can be found here.
phone 450 973-6077
email contact@altasciences.com
web www.altasciences.com
email 575 Armand-Frappier Blvd. Laval, QC H7V 4B3 Canada
 
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