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Eisai Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers oncology-related products, such as Halaven, an anticancer agent; Aloxi, an antiemetic agent; Dacogen, a DNA methylation inhibitor; and Fragmin, an injectable anticlotting agent, as well as Symbenda/Treakisym, a treatment for low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other types of lymphatic cancer. It also provides Aricept, an anti-Alzheimer's agent; Pariet/AcipHex, a proton-pump inhibitor; and Humira, a human anti-TNF-a monoclonal antibody. In addition, the company offers epilepsy products comprising Zonegran, Zebinix, and Fycompa, which are antiepileptic agents; and Inovelon/BANZEL for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Further, it provides Methycobal, a peripheral neuropathy treatment; Warfarin, an oral anticoagulant; Actonel, an osteoporosis treatment; Selbex for the treatment of gastritis/gastric ulcer; consumer healthcare (over-the-counter) products, which include vitamin B2 preparation Chocola BB Plus; BELVIQ, an antiobesity agent; and Stronger Neo-Minophagen C/Glycyron tablets for liver disease/allergic disease treatment. Additionally, the company is involved in the research and development of various products under the areas of oncology and supportive care, vascular and immunological reaction, gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders, and neurology. It has collaboration agreement with Biogen Idec to develop and commercialize Alzheimer's disease treatments. The company was formerly known as Nihon Eisai Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Eisai Co., Ltd. in 1955. Eisai Co., Ltd. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

10,419 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/20/14
Founded in 1941

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Hikma Pharmaceuticals Signs Licensing Agreement with Eisai

Hikma Pharmaceuticals has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Eisai. Under the agreement, Hikma will market Eisai 's epilepsy treatment Fycompa (perampanel) in the Middle East. The partnership will last five years, and Hikma anticipates that the product launch will begin in 2015. The partnership is to include Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The partnership can probably capitalise on Hikma's strong presence in the Middle East.

Eisai Co., Ltd. Submits Application in Japan for Indication Expansion of Vascular Embolization Device Dc Bead to Include Treatment of Hypervascularized Tumors and Arteriovenous Malformations

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that it has submitted an application for the indication expansion of the vascular embolization device DC Bead for additional use in the treatment of hypervascularized tumors and arteriovenous malformations in Japan. DC Bead contains hydrophilic microspheres made from cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Developed by Biocompatibles UK Limited as an intravascular embolization device, it is injected via catheter into targeted blood vessels to achieve selective embolization. Eisai acquired the exclusive rights to develop and market DC Bead in Japan from Biocompatibles in July 2009 and received manufacturing and marketing authorization for the device from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in April 2013 for use in transcatheter arterial embolization in hepatocellular carcinomas. Eisai launched DC Bead with this indication in Japan in February 2014. A hypervascularized tumor most commonly refers to hepatocellular carcinoma, certain metastatic liver cancers, renal cell carcinoma, soft -tissue osteosarcoma, uterine fibroids and other tumors that are nourished via a sophisticated vascular network developed in tumor tissue. By selectively embolizing blood vessels to cut off the nutrient supply to the tumor tissue of these types of hypervascularized tumors, it is possible to kill or reduce them. It was recommended at the MHLW's Study Council for the Early Introduction of Highly Needed Medical Devices that DC Bead be made available as soon as possible as a device indicated for the treatment of hypervascularized tumors as well as AVM, therefore Eisai conducted clinical studies on hypervascularized tumors and AVM accordingly in Japan. Results of these studies suggested that DC Bead was highly efficient as a medical device, which has led to this application for indication expansion. Eisai positions oncology as a key franchise area. In Japan, the company currently markets the anti-cancer products of Halaven, TREAKISYM Injection 100mg as well as Gliadel 7.7 mg Implant, and in June 2014, submitted a marketing authorization application for lenvatinib mesylate for the treatment of thyroid cancer. Through this indication expansion application for DC Bead, Eisai seeks to further contribute to addressing the diverse needs of, and increasing the benefits provided to, patients with cancer and their families as well as healthcare providers.

Eisai Co., Ltd.'s Anti-Alzheimer's Agent Aricept® Receives Approval

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that its anti-Alzheimer's agent Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride) has received approval for a new indication for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in Japan.


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