June 26, 2019

Chong Kun Dang seeks biosimilar approval in Japan

PUBLISHED : October 05, 2018 - 15:57

UPDATED : October 05, 2018 - 15:57

  • 본문폰트 작게
  • 본문폰트 크게
  • 페이스북
  • 트위터
  • sms

[THE INVESTOR] Korean drug firm Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical said on Oct. 5 that it sought approval for sales of its anemia biosimilar in Japan from health authorities there earlier this week.

In April, the Korean company signed a deal with the Japanese unit of an American pharmaceutical firm to export CKD-11101, a biosimilar version of the novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein that treats anemia in patients with chronic renal insufficiency.

Chong Kun Dang declined to identify the American firm, citing a confidentiality agreement.

The firm said it can export CKD-11101 to the Japanese unit if approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The Japanese unit will be responsible for sales of the anemia biosimilar to consumers.

CKD-11101 references the red blood cell booster NESP, originally developed by Japanese pharmaceutical firm Kyowa Hakko Kirin.

By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (

  • 페이스북
  • 트위터
  • sms
Herald Corporation|CEO : Kwon Chung Won
Chief Privacy Officer & Juvenile Protection Manager : Yang Sung-jin
Company Registration No. 104-81-06004
Mail-Order Business Registration 2016 - Seoul Yongsan - 00590
Huam-ro 4-gil 10, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
T : +82-2-727-0114|Business info
Gov’t registration No. 아 04099