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Kissei makes biosimilars deal with Alteogen Posted 07/03/2014

Japan-based Kissei Pharmaceutical (Kissei) announced on 13 February 2014 that the company had entered into a collaboration agreement with South Korean biologicals company Alteogen.

Under the agreement the two companies will carry out collaborative research to jointly develop biosimilars for the world market. Kissei is expected to make milestone payments to Alteogen for some of the research.

Kissei will have exclusive rights to market the biosimilars in Japan, with both companies having joint sales rights in other regions of the world.

Alteogen’s management team has ‘extensive experience for the research and development of biosimilars’ and the company has reportedly already used its ‘expertise in CHO cell technology’ to jointly develop biosimilar monoclonal antibody products with ‘internationally recognized pharmaceutical companies’. Kissei, on the other hand, expects the collaboration with Alteogen to further strengthen the company’s biopharmaceutical business.

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Source: Alteogen, Kissei

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