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After 45 years as a domestic Japanese biopharmaceutical company, JCR Pharmaceuticals is expanding into global markets. The company is betting that its manufacturing strength – which helped land a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing deal with AstraZeneca – and blood-brain barrier crossing J-Brain Cargo technology will lead to success in Western markets.
A new batch of marketing authorizations in Japan includes new therapies for high-need cancer indications and rare diseases, and the first nod worldwide for a novel lysosomal disorder treatment that can address serious CNS symptoms.
Japanese authorities have issued their first approval for a coronavirus vaccine, to Pfizer/BioNTech’s mRNA product Comirnaty, but public vaccine hesitancy and logistics challenges could be hurdles to achieving high administration rates and effective herd immunity.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine produced a significantly lower efficacy readout than the mRNA frontrunners, but its success in preventing severe disease with one dose will be a gamechanger, if approved.
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