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October 27, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation (Fujifilm), announced that five new recipients have been awarded the Fujifilm Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since its launch in 2019, the program has provided 11 fellowships for Ph.D. students who are enrolled at HMS, and focused on translational medicine, the process of applying basic research in the laboratory for new therapeutic development.

Recipients of the Fujifilm Fellowship represent the school’s most promising Ph.D. students. The newest Fujifilm Fellows include:

October 22, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada) has announced that the company has partnered with Chinese pharmaceutical company Carelink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Carelink”) in deploying anti-influenza drug Avigan® Tablets (generic name: favipiravir,“Avigan”) in China. Going forward, through a future application and approval of Avigan for imported drug registration, to be submitted by Carelink, FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical aims to introduce Avigan to the Chinese market.

October 16, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced that the company filed an Application for Partial Changes to manufacturing and marketing approval matters of its anti-influenza drug Avigan® Tablet (generic name: favipiravir,”Avigan”) to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. The filing seeks to add an indication and other items relating to novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”).

October 8, 2020

HILLERØD, Denmark - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and viral vectors, today announced that it will manufacture Eli Lilly and Company’s COVID-19 therapeutic antibody at its GMP1 facility in Hillerød, Denmark, deploying capacity reserved for the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator.

October 8, 2020

MILAN (Italy) and MADISON (Wis., USA) – Axxam S.p.A., a leading provider of integrated drug discovery services across life sciences industries, and  FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem  cell (hiPSC) models and therapies, announce a strategic alliance to improve the drug discovery process.

October 7, 2020

TOKYO - FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is expanding its gene therapy offering, with the addition of viral vector process development and GMP1  manufacturing services at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ in the North East of the United Kingdom (UK). 

October 1, 2020

-Process development and manufacture of formulations using lipid nanoparticles Drug Delivery System technology-

TOKYO—FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announces the conclusion of a manufacturing contract agreement with biotechnology company, VLP Therapeutics Japan LLC (Representative Executor: Wataru Akahata, hereinafter “VLP Therapeutics”) regarding COVID-19 vaccine formulation developed by VLP Therapeutics.

September 29, 2020

LONDON and TOKYO ― Centus Biotherapeutics Ltd., a joint venture between Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co., Ltd. and AstraZeneca, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted the marketing authorization for Equidacent® (Product Code: FKB238), the company’s biosimilar to Avastin® (bevacizumab).

September 23, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced today that primary endpoint has been met in phase III clinical trial of “Avigan Tablet” (generic name: favipiravir, “Avigan”) conducted in Japan for patients with novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”). The efficacy primary endpoint is time to negative conversion of detectable SARS-CoV 2 viral RNA in the RT-PCR assays, and to alleviation of symptoms (body temperature, oxygen saturation and chest images).

September 23, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced today that primary endpoint has been met in phase III clinical trial of “Avigan Tablet” (generic name: favipiravir, “Avigan”) conducted in Japan for patients with novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”). The efficacy primary endpoint is time to negative conversion of detectable SARS-CoV 2 viral RNA in the RT-PCR assays, and to alleviation of symptoms (body temperature, oxygen saturation and chest images).