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December 01, 2015 10:34 PM ET


Company Overview of Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Company Overview

Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. develops dermatological and anti-cancer drugs. Its product includes Rituxan™, an anti-CD20 antibody for the treatment of B-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The company also develops OTC drugs. Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. was founded in 1950 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

5-6-15 Otsuka


Tokyo,  112-8650


Founded in 1950


81 3 3946 1111


81 3 3946 1130

Key Executives for Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. Key Developments

Anthera Announces Termination of Blisibimod Partnership in Japan by Zenyaku

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced receipt of a termination notice from its development partner in Japan, Zenyaku, terminating the December 2014 Collaboration and License Agreement (the License Agreement") effective January 7, 2016. The termination was at will" and alleged no breach of the License Agreement by Anthera. At the time of the notification, no patients had been enrolled in any blisibimod clinical studies in the Zenyaku territory and Zenyaku had not purchased any blisibimod product from Anthera.

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into License Agreement with Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd

On December 11, 2014, Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. entered into a license agreement with Zenyaku Kogyo Co., Ltd. pursuant to which the company granted Zenyaku an exclusive license to certain patent rights, know-how and other intellectual property relating to blisibimod. Under the agreement, Zenyaku obtained exclusive rights to develop, use, sell, have sold, offer for sale and import blisibimod and any related products containing any of blisibimod's binding domains, including but not limited to any pegylated blisibimod binding domain, certain rights to grant sublicenses and an option to expand the territory of the license to include China, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea. The licensed patent rights include all patents controlled by Anthera or its affiliates relating to blisibimod, including those licensed to Anthera under that certain License Agreement dated December 18, 2007 between Anthera and Amgen Inc. as amended October 16, 2009 and November 26, 2014. Anthera retained the right to practice and grant licenses relating to blisibimod technology in all areas outside of the licensed territory, to manufacture and have manufactured compounds and products relating to blisibmod anywhere in the world and to conduct or have conducted clinical trials and other studies of compounds and products relating to blisibmod anywhere in the world. The development activities of both Anthera and Zenyaku will be overseen by a joint development committee. Under the terms of the License Agreement, Zenyaku assumes sole responsibility for the sale, marketing, promotion and commercialization of products relating to blisibimod in the licensed territory, and is obligated to use commercially reasonable efforts to market, promote, sell and commercialize licensed products in such territory.

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