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Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and Poxel Announce Strategic Partnership for Development and Commercialization of Imeglimin

OSAKA, Japan & LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President: Masayo Tada; Securities Code: 4506, First Section of TSE, hereinafter called “Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma”) and POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative treatments for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes, announced today the signing of a strategic partnership for the development and commercialization of Imeglimin, an investigational therapeutic agent for type 2 diabetes, in Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and nine other Southeast Asian countries.*

 

The partnership enables Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma to add an innovative late-stage development product to its well established diabetes drug franchise in the fast-growing diabetes market in Japan. Poxel also gains a leading pharmaceutical partner for Imeglimin with an extensive track record in late-stage development and commercialization in Asia. Diabetes is a fast-growing market in Asia and Japan is the second largest single market for type 2 diabetes outside of the U.S.

 

 

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