MIAMI, Could 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPKO Well being, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) as we speak introduced a switch of the licensed rights to RAYALDEE® in Japan from Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) to Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP).
On Could 17, 2021, JT notified OPKO of its determination to terminate the unique settlement with OPKO’s subsidiary, EirGen Pharma, Ltd., for the event and commercialization of RAYALDEE® in Japan primarily based on a complete assessment of its growth pipeline.
Concurrently with the termination of JT’s rights, EirGen and VFMCRP have agreed to switch the rights to RAYALDEE® in Japan to VFMCRP by together with Japan into the prevailing unique settlement between the 2 corporations, executed on Could 9, 2016, for the event and commercialization of RAYALDEE® in Europe and sure different worldwide markets for the therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in sufferers with continual kidney illness (CKD) and vitamin D insufficiency.
RAYALDEE® is an prolonged launch formulation of calcifediol, a prohormone of calcitriol, the lively type of vitamin D3. The product is the one medication authorized by the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration that sufficiently raises serum complete 25-hydroxyvitamin D to successfully decrease blood ranges of intact parathyroid hormone. RAYALDEE® is authorized to deal with SHPT in adults with stage 3 or 4 CKD and vitamin D insufficiency within the U.S. and 11 European international locations. It’s not but authorized for sufferers with stage 5 CKD on dialysis.
About Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma
Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint firm with Fresenius Medical Care) is a part of the Vifor Pharma Group (VPG), a worldwide pharmaceutical firm. VPG goals to grow to be the worldwide chief in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The corporate is a associate of selection for prescribed drugs and progressive patient-focused options. VPG strives to assist sufferers all over the world with extreme and continual illnesses lead higher, more healthy lives. The corporate develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical merchandise for precision affected person care and holds a number one place in all its core enterprise actions. VPG is headquartered in Switzerland, and listed on the Swiss Inventory Trade (SIX Swiss Trade, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).
About OPKO Well being, Inc.
OPKO is a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics firm that seeks to determine industry-leading positions in massive, quickly rising markets by leveraging its discovery, growth, and commercialization experience and novel and proprietary applied sciences. For extra info, go to www.opko.com.
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