May 07, 2019 | Phloral

Carus Animal Health and Intract Pharma Enter Agreement to Develop Novel Drug Delivery Technology


Carus Animal Health and Intract Pharma Limited (“Intract”) have entered into an agreement to develop Intract’s novel drug delivery technologies for application in the veterinary market for treatment of companion animals.


Intract, a UK company specialising in development of oral drug formulations, has developed unique models and proprietary drug delivery technologies to develop advanced new products with optimal therapeutic effectiveness. It is now working in a program with Carus to develop a novel formulation with optimised drug release characteristics. Details of the drug products under development have not been disclosed.


In addition to Intract’s advanced drug delivery systems, Intract offers in depth understanding and know-how relating to all aspects of oral drug delivery, and offers in vitro and ex vivo models which utilise biological fluids and tissue samples from relevant animal species to provide unparalleled insights into drug stability, solubility and permeability throughout the highly variable intestinal environment.


Using the data from these studies, Intract can develop optimal, state-of-the-art drug delivery systems to target and control drug release in the ideal region of the gut. In the collaboration with Carus, these novel formulations are now being used bring innovation and commercially superior drug products to the veterinary market.


Jolian Howell, commercial director at Carus Animal Health, said: “We are excited about the prospect of developing technologies created to benefit human health to offer unique benefits to animal health in terms of oral administration through a range of controlled release technologies.”


Bill Lindsay, CEO of Intract Pharma said “Intract is delighted to be working with Carus, an established international player in the field of veterinary medicine, to develop novel products to benefit animal health”.




Notes to Editors:


Carus Animal Health is based in the UK and was established in 2017. Its parent company, Kyoritsu Seiyaku, is the biggest animal health company in Japan and ranked number 11 in global markets.

Intract Pharma is a licensing and product development company offering state of the art formulation technologies and specialist gastrointestinal models to develop advanced new therapeutics. These have been successfully developed for multiple therapies in human health.

Intract is a spin-out from the UCL School of Pharmacy based on more than 20 years of research from the laboratory of Prof. Abdul Basit.


For further information contact:

Jolian Howell
Commercial Director
Carus Animal Health
+44 (0)7921 516 286
[email protected]

Mike Keeler
Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
[email protected]


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