MediWound Expands NexoBrid’s Global Presence with Marketing Approval in Japan
Exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
“We look forward to partnering with Kaken Pharmaceutical and are confident that their proven track record of achieving market penetration will maximize the medical and commercial potential of NexoBrid in Japan,” stated Ofer Gonen, Chief Executive Officer of MediWound. “This approval further supports our global commercialization strategy to expand the use of NexoBrid to international markets via collaborations with local partners and through additional marketing approvals.”
NexoBrid® (concentrate of proteolytic enzymes enriched in bromelain) is a topically administered biological product that enzymatically removes nonviable burn tissue, or eschar, in patients with deep partial and full-thickness thermal burns within four hours of application without harming viable tissue. NexoBrid is approved in 43 countries, in the European Union and other international markets, and is at registration-stage with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a PDUFA target date set as of
About Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4521) is a specialty pharmaceutical company in
NexoBrid, our commercial orphan biological product for non-surgical eschar removal of deep-partial and full-thickness thermal burns, is a bromelain-based biological product containing a sterile mixture of proteolytic enzymes that selectively removes burn eschar within four hours without harming surrounding viable tissue. NexoBrid is currently marketed in the
EscharEx, based on the same active pharmaceutical ingredient as NexoBrid, is our next-generation bioactive topical therapeutic under development for the debridement of chronic and hard-to-heal wounds. Results from Phase 2 studies show that EscharEx is significantly more effective and faster than SOC, or placebo control, in debridement of VLUs and DFUs. It has demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile.
MW005 is our topical biological drug under development for the treatment of low-risk Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). Its proprietary formulation is designed for safe and easy self-administration. It contains the same active pharmaceutical ingredient as NexoBrid and EscharEx. In a Phase I/II open-label, multicenter, randomized clinical trial conducted in the
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