Daiichi Sankyo to license methylthioninium chloride solution for methaemoglobinaemia.
M2 PHARMA-November 25, 2011-Daiichi Sankyo to license methylthioninium chloride solution for methaemoglobinaemia(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
25 November 2011 - Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd (TYO:4568) said Friday it has signed a licence agreement for the development of Methylthioninium chloride solution for injection from French Provepharm SAS, for the treatment of life-threatening medicinal and chemical products induced methaemoglobinaemia in Japan.
Methylthioninium chloride has not been approved in Japan, but only cleared by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and used to treat methaemoglobinaemia in Europe, known as Methylthioninium chloride Proveblue 5mg/ml, solution for injection.
People who suffer from methaemoglobinaemia have high blood methaemoglobin concentration with usual symptoms like cyanosis, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, and loss of consciousness.
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