This excerpt taken from the ABII 10-Q filed Aug 14, 2008.
In April 2008, we acquired Shimoda Biotech (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiary, Platco Technologies (Pty) Ltd, located in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Shimoda Biotech focuses on the development of new pharmaceutical products by combining successful off-patent molecules with a novel cyclodextrin drug delivery platform, seeking to exploit the faster onset and improved bioavailability characteristics of that platform. Platco Technologies focuses on the development of novel platinum-based anti-cancer drugs. Shimodas first cyclodextrin-based product, Dyloject® (diclofenac sodium solution for injection), is an injectable painkiller for the treatment of post-surgical pain. Dyloject® is the worlds first solubilized intravenous formulation of diclofenac. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Dyloject® was launched in December 2007 in the United Kingdom by Javelin Pharmaceuticals under an exclusive worldwide license agreement pursuant to which Shimoda Biotech will receive milestone payments and royalties.
Under the terms of the agreement, we acquired 100% of the equity of both Shimoda Biotech and Platco Technologies for an initial upfront payment at closing of $15.1 million, plus potential additional payments upon the achievement of specified milestones. The purchase price paid, including transaction costs of $0.3 million, was allocated to the net assets and liabilities acquired based on their respective fair values at the acquisition date, which included $8.0 million of intangible assets associated with Dyloject® and $6.9 million in liabilities relating to net milestones payments to be paid in the future. Additionally, $13.9 million of the purchase price was expensed as in-process research and development for projects that, as of the acquisition date, had not yet reached technological or regulatory feasibility and had no alternative future uses in their current states. The results of Shimoda Biotech and Platco Technologies have been included in the condensed consolidated financial statements as of the acquisition date.