SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 10, 2009) – Mission Pharmacal Company announced today the company has acquired the U.S. prescription prenatal vitamins NataFort® and NataChew™ and related U.S. patents from Warner Chilcott Company, LLC and Warner Chilcott (US), LLC, subsidiaries of Warner Chilcott plc.
"Mission continues to expand its CitraNatal family of prenatal vitamins with the acquisition of the trusted NataFort and NataChew prenatal vitamins and the related U.S. patents," said Neill Walsdorf, Jr., president of Mission Pharmacal Company. "NataFort and NataChew are positive additions to the many types of nutritional support provided to women by CitraNatal prenatal vitamins before, during and after pregnancy."
NataFort is a prenatal multivitamin tablet with two types of iron. It improves the nutritional status of women prior to conception and provides vitamin and mineral supplementation throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period for both the lactating and non-lactating mother.
NataChew is a chewable prenatal multivitamin tablet with iron. It improves the nutritional status of women prior to conception and provides vitamin and mineral supplementation throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period for both the lactating and non-lactating mother.
About the CitraNatal® Line
CitraNatal is marketed by Mission Pharmacal Company based in San Antonio, Texas. CitraNatal vitamins are specially formulated for the many women who require nutritional support prior to conception, throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period. The plant-derived DHA found in several CitraNatal products is produced exclusively by Martek Biosciences Corporation based in Columbia, Maryland under the trademarklife'sDHA™.
About Mission Pharmacal
Mission Pharmacal is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, Texas. For more than 60 years, the company has been committed to meeting the unique needs of women throughout all stages of life, identifying unmet health needs in the marketplace and developing innovative prescription and over-the-counter products to meet them. Currently, Mission Pharmacal provides physicians and consumers with pharmaceutical and nutritional products. For more information, visit www.missionpharmacal.com.