GREENFIELD, Ind. (April 26, 2019) Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for dogs and cats, and developer of the first-of-its-kind canine NSAID for osteoarthritis, Galliprant®. Elanco has also signed a development and commercialization agreement with VetDC for Tanovea®-CA1, the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved canine lymphoma treatment.
In conjunction with these agreements, Elanco also announced the formation of a commercial team dedicated to the veterinary specialty business focused on bringing new and innovative products to the growing veterinary specialty category. If the transaction is approved, the Aratana field force would transition into this commercial team.
Originally posted on Elanco.com , press release