Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SCMP) Announces Japanese Government Funding for Unoprostone Isopropyl Development in Retinitis Pigmentosa  
2/4/2013 10:16:14 AM

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) today announced that the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has adopted unoprostone isopropyl ophthalmic solution .15% in the Adaptable and Seamless Technology Transfer Program. As part of this program, R-Tech Ueno, Sucampo’s development partner, has signed an agreement for unoprostone isopropyl with the JST in which the Japanese government shall provide the majority of funding* for Phase 3 clinical development costs for unoprostone isopropyl for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Sucampo is co-developing unoprostone isopropyl with R-Tech Ueno and may file for FDA approval of the product for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in the future assuming the successful trials.