Ocera Therapeutics

Mallinckrodt to acquire Ocera Therapeutics

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mallinckrodt, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Ocera Therapeutics have entered into an agreement under which Mallinckrodt will acquire Ocera, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for orphan and other serious liver diseases with high unmet medical need. Ocera’s developmental product OCR-002, an ammonia scavenger, is being studied for treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, a neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with hyperammonemia, a complication of acute or chronic liver disease.

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