Japanese drugmakers, government team up to fight disease

04/8/2013 | Japan Daily Press, The

Japan's government has joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as drugmakers Astellas, Eisai, Daiichi-Sankyo, Shionogi and Takeda to form the Global Health Innovative Technology fund to develop diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines to fight disease in developing countries. The group will collaborate on research with significant impact, says Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, the fund's chairman.

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