BioAlliance Pharma’s partner, Sosei, announces a partnership with FUJIFILM Pharma for commercialization rights for Loramyc® in Japan
Paris, February 4, 2014 – BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris - BIO), an innovative Company dedicated to the development of orphan oncology products, announced that its Japanese partner, Sosei Co. Ltd, has entered into a distribution agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma Co., Ltd, for commercialization rights in Japan for Loramyc® (miconazole Lauriad®) mucoadhesive tablet.
In May 2011, BioAlliance Pharma signed a licensing agreement with Sosei to conduct bridging development program and commercialization rights in Japan for Loramyc® in the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis. Following a phase I clinical trial finalized in July 2012, Sosei had started a phase III open-label study in March 2013 which should be the final step before submission, as required by the Japanese authorities.
Sosei has signed a distribution agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma for the commercialization of Loramyc® in Japan, once its marketing authorization is obtained.
“We believe that the distribution agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma, which has expertise in infectious diseases, will help us expand the reach of Loramyc® to more oropharyngeal candidiasis patients”, comments Shinichi Tamura, CEO of Sosei Group Corporation.
“The development plan of Loramyc® in Japan is driven efficiently and in the timelines scheduled by our partner Sosei. Their partnership with FUJIFILM Pharma is implementing an optimized framework to start the commercialization of the product in Japan, one of the major markets in Asia”, adds Judith Greciet, CEO of BioAlliance Pharma.
About FUJIFILM Pharma
FUJIFILM Pharma Co., Ltd. started business in April 2010, aiming to help enhance people’s quality of life by development and sales of ethical pharmaceutical products of Fujifilm group.
FUJIFILM Pharma Co., Ltd. is enhancing the sales platform especially of drugs for diseases such as diabetes and infectious diseases and is also further strengthening the structure for providing information about pharmaceutical products.
For more information, please refer to our website: http://ffp.fujifilm.co.jp