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Kyowa and Astellas enter into an Agreement for Exclusive Distribution and Promotion of Extended-Release Tablets of Quetiapine Fumarate in Japan

February 27, 2017

Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. (Head office: Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City, President and Representative Director: Ray Tsunoda, hereinafter called “Kyowa”) and Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement providing Kyowa the exclusive right to distribute and promote extended-release tablets of quetiapine fumarate in Japan. Astellas submitted a new drug application to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan for extended-release tablets of quetiapine fumarate for the indication of improvement of depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.


When Astellas obtains an approval for the new drug application of extended-release tablets of quetiapine fumarate, based on the agreement, Kyowa will exclusively distribute and promote the products in Japan.




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