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Daiichi Sankyo Signs Agreement with AstraZeneca to Co-Commercialize MOVANTIK in the US

March 19, 2015 8:18 am | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, Daiichi Sankyo will pay a $200M up-front fee and subsequent sales-related payments of up to $625M. AstraZeneca will be responsible for manufacturing, will book all sales and will make sales-related commission payments to Daiichi Sankyo.

Indiana Medicaid Recovers $126,000 in Lawsuit Settlement

March 17, 2015 8:05 am | News | Comments

Indiana's Medicaid program will receive more than $126,000 from a drug manufacturer that filed...

FDA Approves Daiichi Sankyo's Once-Daily SAVAYSA

January 9, 2015 8:21 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company today announced that the FDA has approved SAVAYSA Tablets, an oral, once-...

FDA Advisory Committee Makes Recommendation to Approve Daiichi Sankyo's SAVAYSAT

October 31, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo announced that the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted...

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Daiichi Sankyo to Acquire Ambit Biosciences

September 29, 2014 10:15 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company and Ambit Biosciences, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Daiichi Sankyo will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Ambit Biosciences for $15 per share in cash through a tender offer followed by a merger with a subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo, or approximately $315 million on a fully diluted basis.

Daiichi Sankyo Names US Commercial Ops President

April 21, 2014 8:09 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo has announced that Ken Keller will join the company as President of its Commercial operations in the United States starting May 1, 2014. In his role, Mr. Keller will be responsible for leading marketing, sales, medical affairs and supply chain operations for Daiichi Sankyo in the U.S.

Daiichi Sankyo Makes Two New Executive Appointments

October 4, 2013 8:16 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo has announced that Glenn Gormley, MD, PhD, has been named corporate President and Chairman of Daiichi Sankyo. In addition, Greg Barrett has been appointed as the new acting head of the Commercial Division of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. in the U.S.


Saltigo Signs Agreement with Daiichi Sankyo

July 8, 2013 8:23 am | News | Comments

German custom manufacturing specialist Saltigo GmbH signed in Tokyo an agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. for the provision of contract manufacturing services. These are associated with the preparation for commercialization of one of Daiichi Sankyo’s novel drug pipeline projects.

Biogen Idec, Forest and Bayer Among Top Sponsors Rated by Investigative Sites in New CenterWatch Survey

March 4, 2013 7:59 am | News | Comments

More than 2,000 global investigative sites rate the best biopharmaceutical companies to work for in a new survey conducted by CenterWatch, a provider of global clinical trials information. The survey results were released today in the March issue of The CenterWatch Monthly newsletter.

Daiichi Sankyo to Develop Drug for Duchenne Dystrophy

February 14, 2013 7:58 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Co. said today it will set up a company later this month to develop a drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy with capital aid from government-backed and private investment funds The state-backed Innovation Network Corp. of Japan and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co. will put up most of the expenses to develop the drug.

ArQule and Daiichi Sankyo End Cancer Drug Trial

October 3, 2012 4:16 am | News | Comments

ArQule and its partner Daiichi Sankyo of Japan said they stopped a late-stage study of tivantinib as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. The companies said patients who were being treated with tivantinib and Tarceva, another cancer drug, were not living longer than patients treated with Tarceva and a placebo.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Opens First U.S. Packaging and Manufacturing Facility

July 11, 2012 11:37 am | News | Comments

The 140,000 square foot facility will package some of the company’s portfolio of marketed products for cardiovascular and metabolic therapies ...


NGM and Daiichi Sankyo to Collaborate on Diabetes Therapies

March 29, 2012 4:01 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. and NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a research collaboration and license agreement to discover and develop novel therapeutics that modulate beta-cell regeneration for the treatment of diabetes.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Appoints Executive Vice President of Drug Development for the Americas

August 17, 2011 5:00 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced that Mahmoud Ghazzi, MD, PhD has joined Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development (DSPD) as its new executive vice president of drug development for the Americas region.

AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo to Co-Promote Denosumab for Cancer

May 24, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

AstraZeneca today announced a co-promotion agreement in Japan with Daiichi Sankyo for denosumab for the treatment of bone disorders stemming from bone metastasis.

Pieris and Daiichi Sankyo Sign Therapeutic Collaboration to Develop Anticalin(R) Therapeutics

April 12, 2011 4:37 am | News | Comments

Pieris AG announced today the signature of a collaboration and license agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, under which Pieris will apply its proprietary Anticalin scaffold technology to discover novel Anticalins against two Daiichi Sankyo targets.

Gargiulo Named President and CEO of Daiichi Sankyo

April 4, 2011 4:50 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced today that John P. Gargiulo has been appointed President and CEO of the company. Effective today, Mr. Gargiulo succeeds Joseph P. Pieroni who is retiring after leading Daiichi Sankyo Group's U.S. commercial operations for the past 14 years.


Daiichi Sankyo Acquires Plexxikon Inc.

March 1, 2011 3:26 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo Company has concluded an agreement to acquire Plexxikon Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Berkeley, California with a late-stage oncology product, PLX4032, as well as a promising pipeline and technology platform.

Daiichi Sankyo Acquires First US-Based Packaging and Manufacturing Facility

February 15, 2011 11:05 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. has announced the acquisition of a 140,000 square foot facility in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania from Amcor, a global packaging manufacturer. This acquisition, worth $10.25MM, enables DSI to leverage existing resources to more cost-effectively supplement its operations rather than build a new facility.

AstraZeneca Announces Co-promotion Agreement with Daiichi Sankyo for NEXIUM in Japan

October 29, 2010 5:09 am | News | Comments

AstraZeneca today announced an agreement with Daiichi Sankyo for the co-promotion and supply of NEXIUM (esomeprazole magnesium), a proton pump inhibitor, in Japan.

ArQule and Daiichi Sankyo Expand Drug Discovery Collaboration in Oncology

October 12, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

ArQule, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. today announced the expansion of their research, development and license agreement for the discovery of novel kinase inhibitors in the field of oncology.

FDA Approves TribenzorT, A Three-In-One Combination Product for the Treatment of High Blood Pressure

July 26, 2010 4:38 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that the FDA approved TRIBENZORT (olmesartan medoxomil, amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide), a new three-in-one combination product

Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Launch Strategic U.S. Collaboration

July 12, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc, and Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration in the United States to raise awareness about antiplatelet therapy and the role of platelet function testing.

FDA Approves Benicar for the Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents aged 6-16

February 11, 2010 11:02 am | News | Comments

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that the FDA has approved the hypertension treatment Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) for use in children and adolescents

India's Ranbaxy Posts Profit Despite US Import Ban

October 26, 2009 5:28 am | News | Comments

ERIKA KINETZ AP Business Writer MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's largest drug maker, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., on Monday reported a $24 million quarterly profit as emerging market sales and cost cutting helped compensate for sharply falling U.S. sales. Net profit for the three months ending Sept.

Study: Patients on Cocktail of Blood Thinners And Heartburn Drugs Not at Higher Risk

September 1, 2009 4:53 am | News | Comments

MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Heart patients taking a commonly prescribed cocktail of blood thinners and heartburn drugs may not be at increased risk of heart attacks or other problems, a new study says.

Biota Holdings Announces Successful Phase III Asian Clinical Trials of Its Second Generation Flu Treatment

August 10, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

Biota Holdings Limited has announced successful results from the Asian Phase III clinical trials of CS-8958, its second generation influenza treatment.

New Lilly Blood Thinner Finally Reaches US Pharmacies

August 5, 2009 12:11 pm | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. said Wednesday the blood thinner Effient has finally reached U.S. pharmacy shelves. The Indianapolis company said Effient is now available across the United States.

Amgen to Collaborate With GlaxoSmithKline to Commercialize Denosumab in Europefor Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO)

July 27, 2009 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline have announced a collaboration inwhich the companies will share commercialization of Amgen's monoclonalantibody denosumab for postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) in Europe, Australia,New Zealand and Mexico once the product is approved in these countries.

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