The two companies plan to work on an electronic nicotine delivery system that would later be submitted for approval by the FDA and other international regulatory agencies.
Perrigo is a dominant figure in nicotine replacement therapy, with a plethora of products intended to help smokers quit.
"After diligent review, we are excited to partner with Witi’s technology to develop a device that addresses the unique needs of smokers and vapers who want to quit," James Dillard, Perrigo executive vice president and chief scientific officer, said in a statement.
"As part of our larger commitment to self-care, we are optimistic this partnership with Witi will allow us to create a safe, effective ENDS solution with the greatest potential to help smokers and vapers curb their nicotine habit and take greater ownership of their health and self-care."
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Witi offers advanced systems for vaporization products that eliminate the necessity for thinning or thickening agents, supported by anti-refill, anti-counterfeit and childproof technologies, the company said.
Furthermore, the company relies on dose-to-effect technology that enables users to follow the progress of their quitting efforts.
“While a gap still exists in understanding the biological and social factors involved with quitting smoking, we do know support is critical — proving up to three times more effective in eliminating the habit,” Witi founder and CEO Ramon Alarcon said in a statement.
“Our smart technology, developed with dosing and safety protocols, is a natural fit for nicotine cessation because it takes into account highly individualized factors such as lifestyle, timing and even ‘bad days.’ Rather than a one-size-fits-all prescription, Witi’s adaptive approach provides intelligent dosing capable of delivering a powerful solution to the gamut of nicotine consumption triggers.”
Perrigo shares were down 0.38% at $50.32 at the time of publication.
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