Press Release: Organon and Pfizer Discontinue Their Collaboration on Asenapine
Organon and Pfizer Discontinue Their Collaboration on Asenapine NEW YORK and ARNHEM, Netherlands, Nov. 28 --Organon and Pfizer today announced that they have agreed to discontinue their collaboration in the further development of asenapine, a new drug candidate for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute mania associated with Bipolar I Disorder. Pfizer's decision to discontinue its participation in the asenapine development program is an outcome of a commercial analysis of the compound as a part of its overall portfolio. Pfizer will return all product rights, intellectual property and data to Organon and make orderly transitions during 2007. Organon will continue to develop asenapine.