Acorda Therapeutics Completes Acquisition of Civitas Therapeutics

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Civitas Therapeutics and obtained global rights to CVT-301, a Phase 3 treatment candidate for OFF episodes of Parkinson’s disease. The acquisition also included rights to the proprietary ARCUS® pulmonary delivery technology, and a manufacturing facility with commercial-scale capabilities based in Chelsea, MA. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Acorda paid $525 million in cash to acquire Civitas.


About Acorda Therapeutics

Founded in 1995, Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that improve the lives of people with neurological disorders.

Acorda markets three FDA-approved therapies, including AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), as demonstrated by an increase in walking speed. The Company has one of the leading pipelines in the industry of novel neurological therapies. Acorda is currently developing seven clinical-stage therapies and one preclinical stage therapy. This pipeline addresses a range of disorders including chronic post-stroke walking deficits, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, stroke, peripheral nerve damage, spinal cord injury, and heart failure.

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