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Eisai, Nitto Denko to Co-develop Transdermal Formulation of Alzheimer's Disease Agent ARICEPT.

Tokyo, Japan, May 11, 2006 - (JCN) - Eisai announced on May 10 that it has signed a joint research agreement with Nitto Denko.

Under the agreement terms, the two companies will collaborate in developing a transdermal formulation (adhesive tape) of ARICEPT, an agent for treating Alzheimer's disease.

Nitto Denko, a Japanese leading liquid-crystal film manufacturer, has established various methods for drug formulation design. In particular, the company retains expertise in synthesizing adhesive materials suitable for controlled release.

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Date:May 11, 2006
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