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Daiichi Sankyo, Maruishi Pharma collaborate to commercialize of general anaesthesia analgesic, remifentanil injection
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Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, a global pharmaceutical company, and Maruishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced a collaboration to commercialize the general anaesthesia analgesic, remifentanil injection generic, for which Maruishi Pharmaceutical is currently applying for a manufacture and marketing license.

Remifentanil injection is widely used as an opioid analgesic (µ-opioid receptor agonist) to manage general anaesthesia. It is an ultra short-acting analgesic used for general anaesthesia characterized by its potent analgesic action together with its superior ability to rapidly regulate pain.

Once Maruishi Pharmaceutical has acquired a license for the manufacturing and marketing of this drug, the plan is for Maruishi Pharmaceutical to handle its manufacture and Daiichi Sankyo to handle its marketing, while both companies will jointly conduct promotion activities.

Daiichi Sankyo is a global pharmaceutical company with corporate origins in Japan. The company provide innovative products and services in more than 20 countries around the world.

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