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UPJOHN's SECOND CEPHALOSPORIN FROM JAPAN IS CEFMETAZOLE

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UPJOHN's SECOND CEPHALOSPORIN FROM JAPAN IS CEFMETAZOLE, licensed from Sankyo under an agreement announced on July 1. The agreement gives Upjohn exclusive U.S. marketing rights to the hospital product. Upjohn already has U.S. rights to a third-generation cephalosporin, cefpimizole sodium, from another Japanese firm, Aginomoto. Cefpimizole is currently in clinical trials in the U.S. In a press release announcing the Sankyo agreement, Upjohn said "cefmetazole is indicated for a broad range of infectious diseases and should become an important entry in Upjohn's line of hospital products." The firm added that it expects to submit an NDA for the product by 1988. Currently marketed in Japan, cefmetazole is reportedly that country's third largest selling hospital antibiotic. The cefmetazole agreement is the first license arrangement between Sankyo and Upjohn.

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