21 September 2012 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine to phase out animal vaccine business
Beginning of the end - Daiichi Sankyo to close down its animal vaccine unit by end of FY 2013
Singapore: Daiichi Sankyo's animal vaccine unit, Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine is discontinuing its animal vaccine business at the end of FY2013 in order to focus resources on vaccines for human patients.
From the start of its operations on April 1, 2011, Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine has been engaged in R&D, production and sales and export of animal vaccines in Japan, in addition to the R&D of new vaccines and manufacturing and marketing of biological drug products for humans.
However, after careful consideration of the effect on the market and deliberations with sales partners, Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine decided to finish animal vaccine production after meeting the supply needs of the industry throughout FY2013.
For products that have no equivalent in the market, Kitasato Daiichi Sankyo Vaccine plans to find an appropriate successor to take over production and sales.