Lightlake Therapeutics, Inc. has signed an agreement with a commercial contract manufacturer for the production of its naloxone-based opioid overdose reversal treatment. The manufacturer will provide the manufacturing capacity needed at cGMP production facilities to enable commercialization of the treatment on a global scale.
Naloxone is an injectable drug that can reverse the overdose of prescription and illicit opioids. Lightlake has been developing an intranasal delivery system that could expand its availability and use in preventing opioid overdose deaths.
"This is a significant milestone for Lightlake in forwarding our opioid overdose reversal treatment," said Dr. Roger Crystal, chief executive officer of Lightlake. "We have been diligent in selecting our partner for the contract manufacturing process to best position us to produce a high quality treatment that can meet the requirements for FDA approval. We are confident that working with this partner will help us better serve the market need for a needleless treatment and provide us with significant competitive advantages."