9/12/2006 2:12:37 PM
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 12, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to co-develop and co-market R484 (generic name: ibandronic acid), a bisphosphonate which Chugai is currently developing in Japan for the treatment of osteoporosis. Under the agreement, Chugai will co-develop the compound with Taisho and co-market it with Taisho Toyama Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Taisho. Chugai will receive an upfront fee and milestone payments from Taisho.
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