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2021

2020

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Quick NaviTM Rapid Diagnostic Test in Japan Now Supports Simultaneous Testing for Influenza and COVID-19 Through Collection of a Single Testing Sample
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Has Filed an Application in Japan for Approval of Difamilast (OPA-15406) as an Atopic Dermatitis Drug
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka to Co-market New Diagnostic Test for COVID-19, Quick Navi-COVID 19 Ag-Confirmation of test results in just 15 minutes, and easy-to-read results shown in two contrasting colors-
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Japan's MHLW grants Sakigake Designation to comprehensive genomic profiling assay for hematologic malignancies co-developed by Otsuka
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Launch of a New Combination Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension, AILAMIDE® Combination Ophthalmic Suspension
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Deltyba® (delamanid) approved in Russian Federation for treatment of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
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Launch of Aspirin/Vonoprazan Fumarate Combination Tablets: "Cabpirin® Combination Tablets"
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Otsuka to Introduce QuickNaviTM-Adeno2, an Adenovirus Quick Measurement Kit- Faster and clearer test results with two contrasting colors -
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Development of the first comprehensive genomic profiling assay for hematologic malignancies in Japan- Consortium of major Japanese hospitals and Otsuka Pharmaceutical start a project to evaluate its clinical utility -
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Otsuka Announces Top-line Results from Two Phase 3 Studies in Japan for Atopic Dermatitis Drug Candidate Difamilast (OPA-15406)
Pharmaceuticals
Cabpirin® Combination Tablet Receives Regulatory Approval in Japan for Treatment of Acid-related Diseases in Patients Needing Low-dose Aspirin
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First-of-its-kind global collaboration launched to develop transformative treatment regimens for tuberculosis
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Establishes Subsidiary in Malaysia
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Otsuka enters multi-project drug discovery collaboration with PhoreMost Limited

2019

2018

2017

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Otsuka and DKSH to commence sales of Otsuka prescription drugs in Myanmar
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Otsuka to Invest in Megakaryon Corporation, with the Aim to Advance Commercialization of iPS-cell-derived Platelet Preparations
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Otsuka and X-Chem Enter into a Drug Discovery Research and License Collaboration (PDF:119.0 KB)
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Receives the Japan Medical R&D Grand Prize for Development of Delamanid, a Drug for Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis Japanese Government Grants Award for the First Time
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical to Launch New, Pre-mixed Flavor Formulations (Fruit and Coffee) for Aminoleban EN, an Oral Nutritional Supplement for Patients with Liver Failure
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Launches New Formulations in Japan of L-Cartin® for Carnitine Deficiencies
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Otsuka and Mylan Announce License Agreement to Commercialize Delamanid (DeltybaTM) for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in High-Burden Countries (PDF:467.1 KB)
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"Quick Navi-Flu2" Influenza Diagnostic Kit to Launch in Japan
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Otsuka and R-Pharm Announce Licensing Agreement to Commercialize DeltybaTM (Delamanid) for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia and CIS Countries (PDF:99.9 KB)
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Quick NaviTM-Mycoplasma Diagnostic Kit to Launch in Japan
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Otsuka to Continue Commitment to Support the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
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Otsuka Supports "Light-Up in Green" Glaucoma Awareness Activities
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Osaka University and Otsuka Agree Comprehensive Collaboration : Joint Research Project with Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC)  (PDF:226.3 KB)
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Otsuka Launches a New Treatment for Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension - Mikeluna® Combination Ophthalmic Solution in Japan

2016

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Otsuka Receives Approval in Japan for Mikeluna® Combination Ophthalmic Solution, a New Treatment for Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension
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Announcement of Co-promotion of New Glaucoma Treatment (PDF:45.7 KB)
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RIKEN CDB-Otsuka Pharmaceutical Collaboration Center launches (PDF:90.0 KB)
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ORALTAG(iohexol), a New Oral Contrast Agent for Abdominal CT Scans, Launched in U.S. Developed by Otsuka Subsidiary Interpharma Praha
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Announcement of Termination of Co-Development and Co-Commercialization Agreements with Acucela, Inc.
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VONOSAP® pack 400, VONOSAP® pack 800 and VONOPION®pack (triple-drug blister packs containing TAKECAB® tablet) Now Available for Helicobacter pylori* Eradication in Japan
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka receives two commendations by the Japanese Government for the development of an anti-tuberculosis agent and an aquaretic/ADPKD treatment
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Takeda Obtains NDA Approval for Helicobacter pylori* Eradication triple-drug Blister Packs Containing TAKECAB tablet, "VONOSAP® pack 400", "VONOSAP® pack 800" and "VONOPION® pack" in Japan
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Otsuka Announces Worldwide Access Plan for Delamanid with Stop TB Partnership's Global Drug Facility
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Otsuka and Medimetriks Sign Licensing Agreement for Development and Commercialization of OPA-15406 in the U.S. for Atopic Dermatitis

2015

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Winner Announced for the 2015 Young Innovator in TB Research Award
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New Drug Application for Carteolol Hydrochloride/ Latanoprost, a Novel Combined Ophthalmic Solution, Submitted in Japan for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension
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Efficacy Results of Otsuka's Delamanid (Deltyba) for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) Published in the New England Journal of Medicine
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Otsuka's JINARC® the First-Ever Treatment Approved in Europe for Adults Living with ADPKD, a Chronic Genetic Kidney Disease
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A Marker to Monitor Treatment Effectiveness For Chronic Myeloid Leukemia(CML) Otsuka's Major BCR-ABL mRNA Measurement Kit Covered by Health Insurance in Japan as of April 1
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Pre-Filled Dual Chamber Syringe for Abilify Maintena® (Aripiprazole) Prolonged-Release Suspension for Injection, Used in the Treatment of Schizophrenia, Received Positive CHMP Opinion (Approval in EU)
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New Drug Application for a Single Pack Containing TAKECAB for Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Japan
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The Union and Otsuka Open Nominations for 2nd Global TB Research & Innovation Award
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Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce a Change in Contract Regarding Collaboration in Japan in the Oncology Therapy Area
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CHMP Recommends JINARC® (Tolvaptan) for Approval in EU: The First Pharmaceutical Treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
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First-ever treatment approved in Canada for adults living with ADPKD, a life-threatening kidney disease
Pharmaceuticals
TAKECAB® Now Available for the Treatment of Acid-related Diseases in Japan
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Terminations of Otsuka's Contract With OncoTherapy Science, Inc. on a Candidate Therapeutic Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancer and Otsuka's Sublicensing Contract With Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries for the Marketing of a Candidate Therapeutic Vaccine, OTS102

2014

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New Drug Application Approval of TAKECAB® for the Treatment of Acid-related Diseases in Japan
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ARIAD and Otsuka Announced Co-development and Commercialization Agreement for Iclusig® to Treat Leukemias in Japan and Nine Other Asian Countries
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Otsuka And Lundbeck's Brexpiprazole Demonstrates Statistically Significant Effects In New Phase III Studies In Adult Patients With Schizophrenia Presented At The American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting
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Otsuka And Lundbeck Present Phase III Data on Brexpiprazole As Adjunctive Therapy In Adult Patients With Major Depression At The American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting
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U.S. FDA Approves The Labeling Update Of Abilify Maintena ® (Aripiprazole) For Extended-Release Injectable Suspension To Describe New Clinical Data For The Treatment Of Acutely Relapsed Adults With Schizophrenia
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L-Cartin® FF Tablets For Carnitine Deficiencies To Be Introduced in Japan on December 5 Active Ingredient Carnitine in Free Form (FF*) to Address the Needs of Medical Field
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical's QuickNavi-Flu Influenza Diagnostic Kit to Provide Additional Diagnosis-Related Information
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A Marker to Monitor Treatment Effectiveness For Chronic Myeloid Leukemia(CML) Approval in Japan for Otsuka's Major BCR-ABL mRNA Measurement Kit
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A Change in the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Begins New Antituberculosis Drug Deltyba® in 50 mg Tablets, Available to Patients in Japan Starting September 26
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After 40 Years, A New Drug For The Treatment Of Tuberculosis In Japan Deltyba® (delamanid) Is The First Drug Approved In Japan Specifically For Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
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Regulatory Approval Received in Japan For L-Cartin® FF Tablets 100 mg・250 mg Doses That Incorporate Carnitine in Free Form (FF*) Enables Medical Professionals to Conveniently Switch Patients Among the Three Free-Form Formulations – Tablet, Oral Solution and Injection
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Meptin®, a Fast-acting Bronchodilator to Treat Asthma and COPD, Will Become Available in Japan on July 2 in a New Form as Meptin® Swinghaler® 10μg 100Puffs
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Otsuka Wins European Marketing Authorization for Deltyba (delamanid)

2013

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CHMP Recommends Otsuka's Deltyba (delamanid) for EU Approval for Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Combination with Optimized Background Regimen (OBR)
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Otsuka Named as Lundbeck's Partner in Japan on Nalmefene for the Reduction of Alcohol Consumption
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Receives the 2013 Good Design Award for the Antiplatelet Drug "Pletaal® OD Tablets"
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Otsuka Receives Complete Response Letter From U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Tolvaptan For Use In Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
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Japan's First Dry Syrup Formulation of an Anti-epileptic Drug for the Treatment of Partial-onset Seizures, E Keppra® Dry Syrup 50%, to Be Launched on August 29
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee Recommends Against Approval of Otsuka Pharmaceutical's Tolvaptan for Use in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
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Fingraph®, a fingertip blood sampler that conveniently measures sodium and potassium electrolyes in just one minute, debuts in Japan on August 6
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Otsuka Receives Opinion from CHMP on Delamanid
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Otsuka Europe Development and Commercialisation Ltd., a New Company for the Development of Pharmaceuticals Opens in the UK
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Acucela and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Announce Phase IIa Clinical Results of Emixustat Hydrochloride (ACU-4429) in Patients with Geographic Atrophy (GA) Associated with Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) at ARVO 2013 Annual Meeting
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical's 44-member Employee Dance Group "Otsuka-Ren" Presented Traditional "Awa-Odori" of Tokushima, Where the Company Originates From, At Copenhagen Sakura Festival Held in Denmark
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Otsuka's Novel Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Delamanid, Submitted For Regulatory Approval in Japan -- Half Century Since Last Drug Was Approved in Japan for Tuberculosis
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Otsuka Obtains Marketing Approval in Japan for Onglyza® Tablets to Treat Type 2 Diabetes; Transferred Rights to Kyowa Hakko Kirin
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L-Cartin® FF oral solution 10% and L-Cartin® FF injection 1000mg Two New Drug Forms for Carnitine Deficiency To Be Launched on February 26
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7.5mg Tablets Additionally Approved - Samsca®, Vasopressin V2 Receptor Antagonist
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Files for Application of New Dry Powder Inhaler Product from the Meptin Brand

2012

2011

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Streptococcus pneumoniae Kit “RAPIRUN S. pneumoniae HS (otitis media/sinusitis)” as in vitro diagnostic releases on December 1
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Results of two trials show a rapid and sustained response with certolizumab pegol for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (J-RAPID and HIKARI Studies) released at 2011 meeting of American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Confirmed Clinical Efficacy of Rotigotine Transdermal System for Restless Legs Syndrome in Phase III Clinical Study in Japan
Pharmaceuticals
In-vitro Diagnostic Kit, WT1 mRNA Assay Kit 'Otsuka' is Covered under Japanese Insurance Program, effective as of August.
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The IFPMA Welcomes Otsuka Pharmaceutical as New Member to advance Global Health
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka receives approval for Streptococcus pneumoniae Kit "RAPIRUN S. pneumoniae HS (otitis media/sinusitis)" as in vitro diagnostic on June 13
Corporate
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Establishes Subsidiary, Otsuka SA, to Facilitate Public Advocacy for the Company's Global Tuberculosis Program
Pharmaceuticals
Phase III Study Results for Rebamipide Ophthalmic Suspension for Dry Eye Announced at ARVO 2011
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Received Approval for Additional Indication of L-Cartin® tablets for Carnitine Deficiency in Japan
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In-vitro Diagnostic Kit, WT1 mRNA Assay Kit 'Otsuka' Received Regulatory Approval for Additional Purpose of Use with Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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Otsuka Announces Initiation of Phase II Clinical Trials for Angiogenesis Inhibitor OCV-101

2010

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World's First Aquaretic Agent for the Treatment of Volume Overload in Patients with Heart Failure Samsca® Tablets 15mg (tolvaptan), Vasopressin V2-Receptor Antagonist, to be Launched in Japan on December 14
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Files Application in Japan for Additional Indication of L-Cartin® Tablets for Carnitine Deficiency, Based on Evidences in Public Domain
Corporate
Otsuka Prevails in U.S. Abilify® Patent Litigation
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Files for Regulatory Approval in Japan for Mucosta® Ophthalmic Suspension for Dry Eye
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SAMSCA Tablets 15mg (tolvaptan), Vasopressin V2-Receptor Antagonist, Receive Regulatory Approval in Japan
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Acucela Enter New Co-Development and Co-Promotion Agreement for OPA-6566 for Glaucoma
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Otsuka receives approval for Rapirun® H. Pylori Antibody Stick as in vitro diagnostic device on June 8, 2010
Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka Pharmaceutical to Introduce 1,300 iPad™ Units for Use as Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Information Tools
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Streptococcus pneumoniae Kit "RAPIRUN S. pneumoniae" Approval obtained as in vitro diagnostic on May 26
Corporate
Core of Global Basic Research Drug Discovery Research Building "10th Research Center" Completed on April 26
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Plant to Manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients held on April 8 at Saga Factory
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Acucela Receive FDA Fast Track Designation for ACU-4429 in Patients with Dry AMD Novel, Oral Therapy in Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Dry AMD, A Leading Cause of Blindness in People Over Age 50
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FerriSeltz® powder 20%, MRI Oral GI Contrast Agent, Receives Additional Approval for GI Negative Imaging in Cholangiopancreatography
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Rapid Assay Kit for RS virus, QUICKNAVI-RSV, Launch on April 6
Pharmaceuticals
In-vitro Diagnostic Kit, WT1 mRNA Assay Kit "Otsuka" Application Filed for Additional Purpose of Use with Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Corporate
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. Conclude Agreement for the Manufacturing and Commercialization of Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine, OTS102

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