Abacus Medicine Pharma Services and Laboratoires CTRS extend partnership to improve access to Orphacol® in Spain


Abacus Medicine Pharma Services (AMPS) and Laboratoires CTRS, marketing authorization holder of Orphacol®, are proud to announce a strategic partnership that ensures continuous stock of Orphacol® in Spain. Furthermore, the partnership means improved delivery lead times for customers as well as implementation of simplified sales, distribution, and administration processes for Laboratoires CTRS, thus saving individual deliveries and the associated administration.

Orphacol® is a medicine containing cholic acid, a substance found in the bile, which is used to digest fats.

It is used to treat adults and children from one month of age who have a genetic abnormality that makes them unable to produce bile. Orphacol is used in patients who do not have enough of two specific liver enzymes (3β-hydroxy-Δ5-C27-steroid oxidoreductase or Δ4-3-oxosteroid-5β-reductase). This makes their liver unable to produce enough of the main components of bile, called primary bile acids, such as cholic acid. When these primary bile acids are lacking, the body produces abnormal bile acids instead which can damage the liver, potentially leading to life-threatening liver failure.

Simon Estcourt, Managing Director of Abacus Medicine Pharma Services explains:   

“I am very proud of the partnership agreement between Abacus Medicine Pharma Services and Laboratoires CTRS. Our ambition is to provide better access to medicines and better healthcare to patients around the world. This partnership with Laboratoires CTRS will ensure reliable availability to Orphacol ® in Spain at all times, as well as improved delivery time for customers.”  

Read the full press release here.

CTRS and Abacus Medicine Pharma Services