|[February 04, 2014]
Sosei Signs Distribution Agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma for Commercialization of SO-1105
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
Sosei Group Corporation (TOKYO:4565), the biopharmaceutical company,
today announces that its Japanese subsidiary, Sosei Co., Ltd., ("Sosei
K.K.") has signed a distribution agreement for commercialization of
SO-1105 in Japan with FUJIFILM Pharma Co., Ltd ("FUJIFILM Pharma").
SO-1105 is an antifungal agent, administered as a muco-adhesive buccal
tablet for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis in
immunocompromised patients. It has the potential to become the first
long-acting, sustained-release treatment in tablet form for
oropharyngeal candidiasis in Japan that could enhance patients'
compliance and quality of life.
SO-1105 was originally developed by a French pharmaceutical company,
BioAlliance Pharma, which received its first marketing authorization for
SO-1105 in France in October 2006. SO-1105 has since been registered in
24 European countries, in South Korea, and in the United States, under
the trade names Loramyc®/Oravig®. Sosei K.K. acquired exclusive
development and commercialization rights in Japan from BioAlliance in
Under the terms of the agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma, Sosei K.K. will
be responsible for registration, manufacturing and supply, and FUJIFILM
Pharma for marketing and distribution of SO-1105. Based on this
agreement, Sosei K.K. is entitled to receive a total of 900 million yen
for key initial payment and achieved development and regulatory
milestones, as well as margin on the sales of SO-1105 to FUJIFILM
Pharma. Additional payments may also be received upon achievement of
We believe that the distribution agreement with FUJIFILM Pharma, which
has expertie in infectious diseases, will help us expand the reach of
SO-1105 to more oropharyngeal candidiasis patients.
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About Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Fungal infections of the oral mucosa are most frequently caused by
Candida species, with C. albicans being the most common species
associated with such infections. Oropharyngeal candidiasis is commonly
found in immuno-compromised patients, including HIV and cancer patients,
and in other chronic disease states such as diabetes. For instance,
oropharyngeal candidiasis is the most frequently occurring infection in
head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The clinical
presentation of oropharyngeal candidiasis is variable with symptoms
including soreness, burning, and/or altered taste. The signs of clinical
candidiasis usually include white pseudomembraneous plaques and patches
(thrush), erythematous lesions or occasionally angular cheilitis. Left
untreated, the condition may progress to involve the esophagus or to
more serious systemic complications.
About Sosei Group Corporation
Sosei is an international biopharmaceutical company anchored in Japan
with a global reach. It practises a reduced risk business model by
acquiring compounds from, and bringing compounds into, Japan through
exploitation of its unique position within global markets.
further information about Sosei, please visit www.sosei.com.
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
For more information, please refer to our
About BioAlliance Pharma
Dedicated to cancer and supportive care - cancer related pathologies,
chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced complications and opportunistic
infections in immunocompromised patients - BioAlliance conceives and
develops innovative products, especially in the hospital setting and for
orphan or rare diseases.
For more information, visit the
BioAlliance Pharma web site at www.bioalliancepharma.com.
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