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Japan Drug Makers See Need To Catch Up In Biotechs

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japanese drug makers are attempting to catch up to their major rivals abroad by stepping up efforts to bring antibody and other bioengineered pharmaceuticals to market. U.S. and European companies have dominated the market for biotech drugs, but Takeda and other drug makers hope to close the gap. Takeda has applications pending in Japan for an antibody drug, while Eisai and Chugai market theirs, but they and other Japanese drug makers continue to lag. The smaller share of the world market usually means the drug makers also spend less on research. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required

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