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Japan Chemical Research And Asuka Pharma To Develop New Biotech Drug To Treat MPS

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japan Chemical Research and Tokyo-based Asuka Pharmaceuticals will jointly develop and market a drug to treat mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), a type of genetic liposomal storage disorder. The biotech drug uses genetic modification technology, and it was cultured under serum-free conditions. By not using cow blood serum, the companies say it is more cost efficient and eliminates the risk of BSE infections. Asuka and Japan Chemical hope to enter the drug into clinic trials soon. (Click here for more - may require subscription

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