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Shionogi Signs R&D Collaboration Agreement With Five Danish Universities

From Datamonitor (September 6, 2012)

Sep 06, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Shionogi & Co., Ltd., a Japan-based pharmaceutical company, has signed a memorandum for R&D collaboration with five Danish universities, based on the international industry-academia collaboration agreement that was entered into with the Kingdom of Denmark in April 2011.

By signing this memorandum, Shionogi will implement in Denmark the SHIONOGI Science Program, which the company is working on as part of its globalization of industry-university collaboration. In addition, Shionogi will gradually expand the network, have exchange with academic human resources in Denmark, and further push forward with the globalization of industry-university collaboration.

Memorandum signed with five universities, are Aalborg University; Aarhus University; Technical University of Denmark; University of Copenhagen; University of Southern Denmark.

According to the company, the main points of the agreement are to establish a cooperative research relationship whereby Shionogi matches the seeds of research organizations in Danish universities with its drug-discovery technology and needs for drug discovery, and carry out joint research on items that match. Promote personnel exchange with research organizations in universities in Denmark as Shionogi aim to develop international human resources.

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Posted: September 2012