ParaPRO: Innovations in Life Sciences

Company Profile

ParaPRO is a Specialty Pharmaceutical Company created in 2002 to acquire, develop, and commercialize proprietary products in focused high potential markets. Our first product, a new medicine for the treatment of head lice called "Natroba™ (spinosad) Topical Suspension, 0.9%, has been approved by the FDA. For more information about Natroba Topical Suspension, talk with your doctor and see the Important Safety Information below.

ParaPRO is a wholly owned subsidiary of SePRO Corporation, a management owned life-sciences business started by Bill Culpepper, a former employee of Eli Lilly and Company and Dow AgroSciences.  Started in 1994 SePRO ( Corporation is recognized as an industry leader in providing the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets. SePRO’s key business segments include the U.S. Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets and Professional Turf/Landscape Management.

In November 2002, ParaPRO licensed from Eli Lilly and Company the worldwide marketing rights to the active ingredient spinosad for the treatment of head lice.

  • ParaPRO is a company whose management and ownership have a strong history of product development and marketing in heavily regulated environments.  ParaPRO leadership has demonstrated the ability to successfully take new, governmentally regulated products to market in the United States and other parts of the world.
  • ParaPRO is a start-up life sciences company based in central Indiana with a strong commitment to the local marketplace. 
  • ParaPRO leadership has a proven track record of building and growing an entrepreneurial business around quality products. 

Ask your doctor if Natroba™ Topical Suspension is right for you or your child.

Natroba™ Topical Suspension is a pediculicide indicated for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients six (6) months of age and older.

Natroba™ Topical Suspension should be used in the context of an overall lice management program:
  • Wash (in hot water) or dry clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding and towels
  • Wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water
A fine-toothed comb or special nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits.

Natroba™ Topical Suspension contains benzyl alcohol and is not recommended for use in neonates and infants below the age of 6 months. Systemic exposure to benzyl alcohol has been associated with serious adverse reactions and death in neonates and low birth-weight infants. Most common adverse events were: application site redness (3%), eye redness (2%) and application site irritation (1%).

Consult the Patient Information, Full Prescribing Information and your doctor for more complete information on Natroba™ Topical Suspension.

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