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Kirin Pharma Exec Tamao Watanabe On U.S. Biotech-Japan Pharma Collaborations: An Interview with PharmAsia News (Part 2 of 2)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Tokyo-based Kirin Pharma, which plans to merge with Kyowa Hakko Oct. 1, has done some 35 partnerships since parent company Kirin Brewery entered the pharmaceutical business in 1982. Tamao Watanabe, Kirin Pharma's senior manager of business development for the licensing section in the business development department, recently sat down with PharmAsia News' Tokyo bureau to talk about its partnership with North Carolina-based biotech venture Argos Therapeutics and how to make Japan-Western biotech partnerships work.

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