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Shionogi acquires QPex to harness antimicrobial pipeline

By Jonathan Smith

The Japanese company Shionogi has taken over the US biotech Qpex Biopharma for up to $140 million in a bid to expand its pipeline of antimicrobial drugs and boost its R&D muscle in infectious disease.

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AMRA inks exclusive agreement with imaging CRO in Japan

By Melissa Fassbender

The digital health company AMRA has entered into an exclusive agreement with the largest imaging CRO in Japan as part of its work to provide ‘critical informatics’ to the drug development industry.

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PRA buys out Takeda JV in Japan

By Melissa Fassbender

PRA Health Sciences has bought out its joint venture with Takeda, establishing a new subsidiary based in Japan – a rapidly growing market, says EVP.

Tokyo-headquartered SNBL to set up JV with US CRO PPD

PPD and SNBL to set up JV in Japan

By Gareth Macdonald

PPD and SNBL will set up a clinical services joint venture (JV) in Japan and collaborate on preclinical and Phase I bridging studies under a new agreement.


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