E7389 is a novel compound developed by Eisai as a new potential anti- cancer agent that suppresses the growth of microtubule which is involved in various cellular processes in the body, such as cell division. E7389 is a synthetic analog of halichondrin B, a naturally-occurring compound which was first isolated from a type of marine sponge in 1992.
Eisai has a strong commitment to the development of new oncology medicines to address the unmet medical needs of patients with cancer. Currently, seven other Eisai oncology compounds are in clinical development, in addition to E7389.
About Eisai Co., Ltd.
Eisai Co., Ltd. is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing affiliates, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system.
About Eisai Corporation of North America
Eisai Corporation of North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. and supports the activities of its operating companies in North America. These operating companies include: Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc., a discovery operation with strong organic chemistry capabilities; Morphotek, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies; Eisai Medical Research Inc., a clinical development group; Eisai Inc., a commercial operation with manufacturing and marketing/sales functions; MGI PHARMA, INC., an R&D and commercial operation with manufacturing and marketing/sales functions; and Eisai Machinery U.S.A., which markets and maintains pharmaceutical manufacturing machinery.
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