Quarter ended June 30, 2017: Highest quarterly number of prescriptions filled
- 24% up over prior March quarter 2017
- 46% up over June quarter 2016
PETALUMA, Calif., July 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLS) (OCLSW), a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets unique and effective solutions for the treatment of dermatological conditions and advanced tissue care, today announced record quarterly prescriptions filled for the company's dermatology products.
The number of prescriptions filled during the June 2017 quarter was 17,180, up 24% over the March 2017 quarter of 13,795, and up 46% over the June 2016 quarter of 11,787.
For the June
2017 quarter the following product lines experienced double-digit growth over the March 2017 quarter:
- Alevicyn for atopic dermatitis up 26%
- Celacyn for scar treatment up 31%
- Mondoxyne for severe acne up 31%
- Sebuderm for seborrheic dermatitis up 42% (recently launched)
In the fall of 2014, Sonoma announced a new strategic direction for the company, crafted by the company's new board and management team, which focused on launching products into the U.S. dermatology market with the company's own direct sales force. This initiative has been led by dermatology veterans, launching five product lines and growing this business from zero to over 17,000 prescriptions filled in the June 2017 quarter.
"Since March 2015,
for the last nine quarters, our average quarter over quarter growth of prescriptions filled has been 20%," said Robert Miller, CFO of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals. "The primary factors generating this growth have been 1) the number, quality and leadership of our sales and marketing team and 2) the launches and growth of our robust product portfolio. With the sale of our Latin American business in October 2016 for over $20 million dollars, we decided to use some of this cash to accelerate the growth in dermatology by increasing the size of our sales force by 75%, from 17 to 30 representatives, with the financial goal of driving Sonoma to breakeven as quickly as possible. We are seeing acceleration of growth resulting from the hire of these new and experienced sales people."
About Sonoma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sonoma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets unique and effective solutions for the treatment of dermatological conditions and advanced tissue care. The company's products, which are sold throughout the United States and internationally, have improved outcomes for more than five million patients globally by reducing infections, itch, pain, scarring and harmful inflammatory responses. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. European marketing and sales
are headquartered in Roermond, Netherlands. More information can be found at www.sonomapharma.com.
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