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DRUG WATCH: Japanese Company Invests in Vertex


GMHC Treatment Issues 1993 May 1; 7(5): 11

Kissei, a Japanese drug company, paid $20 million for Asian marketing rights to Vertex's HIV protease inhibitors. Vertex has several protease compounds in preclinical development. Vertex claims its protease compounds are more potent than Abbott's and more bioavailable than Roche's.

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Information in this article was accurate in May 1, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.