COMMENTARY

Does Dissolution of Japan Vaccine Signal Demise of Model in Vaccine Industry Vision, or Will a Second Round of JV Take Place?

By Yoshinori Sagehashi November 27, 2018
Daiichi Sankyo and GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that they have agreed to dissolve their joint venture company, Japan Vaccine. The failure of this model of joint venture between a major Japanese and foreign drug maker in just six years is disappointing.…

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By Reiji Anasako

Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s first and only Rituxan (rituximab) biosimilar in Japan is showing a faster-than-expected uptake in the market, with the company racking up 4.3 billion yen from the cancer drug in 2018, far beyond its initial 3.2 billion yen…

Members of a key reimbursement policy panel appear to be becoming more and more open to the industry’s call for…

By Takashi Ebisawa

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By Philip Carrigan

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