Bringing Science to Society

Recro Announces Name Change to Societal CDMO™ to Reflect Corporate Expansion and Transformation

With Expanded Industry Expertise, Enhanced Service Offerings and Bi-Coastal Operations, Company Now Optimally Positioned to Support Customers’ Goal of Delivering Impactful Medicines to Society

New Ticker (NASDAQ: SCTL) to Initiate Trading on March 22, 2022

SAN DIEGO and GAINESVILLE, Ga., March 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recro Pharma, Inc. (“Recro”; NASDAQ: REPH), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to solving complex formulation and manufacturing challenges primarily in small molecule therapeutic development, today announced that it is changing its name to Societal CDMO, Inc. to reflect the corporate transformation that has taken place primarily as a result of its acquisition and successful integration of IriSys, Inc. into the organization.

Since the August 2021 acquisition of IriSys, Societal has worked to strategically and thoughtfully integrate that business into its legacy operations to establish a stronger and more versatile capable of attracting and efficiently servicing a broader range of customers domestically and abroad. The result of these efforts has been the successful expansion of Societal’s physical footprint to include facilities on both coasts of the U.S., significant diversification of its customer base, expansion of its suite of service offerings, and enhancement of its industry expertise through augmentation of its leadership and employee base. The new identity is intended to capture the company’s vision for establishing itself as a premier, trusted growth-focused CDMO that is expertly and actively facilitating its customers’ objectives of delivering impactful medicines to society.

“When we set out to rebrand Recro, we sought a name and identity that carried with it a purpose, one which exemplified the commitment our employees demonstrate every day to making a positive impact within communities across the country and around the world. At the same time, we were also focused on effectively communicating our evolution as a partner to our clients, as well as our people, both today and in the future. We believe the name Societal, along with our new tagline of ‘Bringing Science to Society,’ captures not only where we find ourselves as a company today, but it reflects our inspiration for future growth as an organization,” said David Enloe, chief executive officer of Societal.

Societal is in the process of developing a new corporate website. While the full site is not yet live, a preview of the new website can now be seen at Once the new website is live, it will be available

Effective at market open on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, trading for Societal will begin under the symbol “SCTL” (NASDAQ: SCTL).  The company’s common stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol “REPH” until market close today, March 21, 2022. The corporate name change to Societal does not affect the rights of the company’s stockholders and no action is required by stockholders with respect to the name change.  Outstanding stock certificates are not affected by the name change and will not need to be exchanged.

About Societal
Societal (NASDAQ: SCTL) is a bi-coastal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with capabilities spanning pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) development to commercial manufacturing and packaging for a wide range of therapeutic dosage forms with a primary focus in the area of small molecules. With an expertise in solving complex manufacturing problems, Societal is a leading CDMO providing therapeutic development, end-to-end regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, aseptic fill/finish, lyophilization, packaging and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market.

In addition to our experience in handling DEA controlled substances and developing and manufacturing modified-release dosage forms, Societal has the expertise to deliver on our clients’ pharmaceutical development and manufacturing projects, regardless of complexity level. We do all of this in our best-in-class facilities, which total 145,000 square feet, in Gainesville, Georgia and San Diego, California.

Societal: Bringing Science to Society. For more information about Societal’s customer solutions, visit

Forward-Looking Statements
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Stephanie Diaz (Investors)
Vida Strategic Partners

Tim Brons (Media)
Vida Strategic Partners

Ryan D. Lake (CFO)
Societal CDMO

Source: Recro Pharma, Inc.