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Encore Dermatology

Medical dermatology company with a product portfolio focused on delivering innovative prescription therapies and medical devices to dermatologists focusing on customer service and improving the quality-of-life of patients.


Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Encore Dermatology is a privately held, fully integrated dermatology company with a mission committed to delivering innovative prescription therapies and medical devices to dermatologists focusing on customer service and improving the quality-of-life of patients.  

Encore is led by the CEO and management team of one of our most successful prior growth equity deals, PreCision Dermatology.  The Encore assets are medical dermatology products, including Impoyz, Sernivo, Trianex, Okebo and Promiseb. Impoyz is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years of age and older, Sernivo Spray is for the treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years of age or older, Trianex ointment is for the treament of widespread eczema, Okebo capsules are a tetracycline-class antibacterial and can be used as adjunctive therapy in severe acne, and Promiseb topical cream is a nonsteroidal prescription cream indicated to manage and relieve the signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis.  

Transaction Summary

  • Essex Woodlands has a long and successful relationship with Chairman, Bill Crouse, across a number of prior investments including EUSA Pharma and Precision Dermatology. Mr. Crouse and Essex Woodlands again partnered in 2015, as EW led the founding equity investment to establish Encore Dermatology as a standalone dermatology franchise.
  • Encore acquired its initial product portfolio following the acquisition of three medical dermatology products from Valeant.
  • Essex Woodlands seeks to transform Encore Dermatology into a fast growing US dermatology company through the combination of life cycle management strategies on existing products, and in-licensing and acquiring complementary products and companies.

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