CHINA MARKET-Takeda and Sanofi Sign Co-promotion Agreement to Expand Reach of Diabetes Treatment Alogliptin in China

New Drug Approvals

ALOGLIPTIN

22.04.2013

• Alogliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor that is designed to slow the inactivation of incretin hormones GLP-1 and GIP
• Agreement is part of Takeda’s strategy to complement capabilities through partnerships
• Agreement complements Sanofi’s diabetes portfolio and expand its offer of innovative diabetes treatment to Chinese patients
• The regulatory approval of alogliptin in China is expected in 2013

Shanghai, China, April 22, 2013 – Takeda and Sanofi today announced that they have entered into an agreement for the co-promotion of alogliptin in China for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Alogliptin is Takeda’s new type 2 diabetes therapy, which has been filed for marketing authorization in China. It is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) that is designed to slow the inactivation of incretin hormones GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide).

Under the terms of the agreement, Takeda will grant Sanofi the exclusive right to co-promote alogliptin in China…

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