Pharmaceuticals

Our pharmaceuticals business provides a wide range of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. As a specialized, R&D-centered operation, the development of new world-class drugs is advanced to offer innovative and unique therapeutic solutions in the fields of orthopedics, critical/intensive care, urology, the immune system, and the central nervous system.

Operating company

Prescription drugs

Since the development of Japan’s first original antibiotic in 1954, we have advanced the development of many innovative new drugs centering on the fields of orthopedics, the circulatory system, urology, the immune system, and the central nervous system. Our pharmaceutical products include Teribone™ and Elcitonin™ for osteoporosis, Xiaflex™ for Dupuytren’s contracture, Recomodulin™ anticoagulant, Flivas™ for benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bredinin™ immunosuppressant, Toledomin™ antidepressant, and Eril™ Rho-kinase inhibitor. Each is competitive in its respective market.

Diagnostic reagents

Our diagnostic reagents and assay kits utilize enzyme technology to support health maintenance. The Lucica™ GA-L assay kit is used to measure glycated albumin, newly recognized as an effective indicator for the management of diabetes. The Lucica™ MI assay kit is used to measure myoinositol concentration in urinary samples as a simple and effective screening test for diabetes. Ribotest™ Mycoplasma, launched in 2013, is a rapid diagnostic test kit to aid the diagnosis of mycoplasma infection.