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UMN Pharma Receives Investment From Tokyo Engineering Company

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Akita-based UMN Pharma signed a contract with Tokyo-based IHI Plant Engineering, which will design manufacturing equipment for UMN's new avian flu vaccine production plant in Akita Prefecture in early 2009. The total contract's estimated value is ¥2 billion. To strengthen the cooperation with UMN Pharma, IPEC invested ¥200 million and acquired 2 percent of UMN shares. IPEC also plans to further invest ¥200 million in the bioventure company. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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