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Business Development

Assertio’s strategic goals involve in-licensing and acquiring assets to build on our current areas and expand into other specialty areas. In collaborating with our partners, we aim to benefit both parties while building a portfolio that addresses the needs of patients, physicians and payers alike.

Assertio is primarily interested in late-stage and approved medications across all therapeutic areas. Our goal is to identify the deal structure that optimizes return and allows both parties to meet their respective needs. Opportunities include:

  • Targeted acquisitions
  • In-licensing partnerships
  • Commercialization partnerships
  • Other investments and partnerships


Assertio is experienced in forming and managing a variety of innovative partnerships and deal structures. These include:

  • Applied Pharma Research: Licensed the drug delivery technology and intellectual property to Cambia (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) from APR and collaborated to formulate a new life cycle extension.
  • NES Therapeutics: In a partnership that fills a significant unmet need, Assertio provided a capital infusion in return for an equity stake in NES to fund the development of a late stage product for a rare life-threatening pediatric infection without an approved treatment.