Research & development

Development Code / Nonproprietary NameClassificationIndicationsDevelopment Phase
PitavastatinHMG-CoA reductase inhibitorDyslipidemiaVietnam
Pitavastatin/EzetimibeHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/NPC1L1 inhibitorDyslipidemiaTaiwan
RipasudilRho kinase inhibitorGlaucoma and ocular hypertension

Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy


Ripasudil/BrimonidineRho kinase inhibitor/Alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonistGlaucoma and ocular hypertensionThailand
PemafibrateSelective PPARα modulator


Primary biliary cholangitis


Selective PPARα modulator/ SGLT2 inhibitorNon-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Key products undergoing investigation in Europe as part of a global research program are:



  • Only a product in Clinical Stage is listed. This list does not include all of the products.
  • A product in Clinical Stage is defined as a product for which a regulatory procedure has been made for initiation of a first clinical trial (i.e. Investigational New Drug application in US, Clinical Trial Application in Europe, Clinical Trial Notification in Japan, or a similar process in other regions) and a regulatory procedure for discontinuation of development has not been made or regulatory approval has not been obtained in any regions where approval is anticipated.
  • A product assigned with International Nonproprietary Name (INN) is listed as its nonproprietary name. Otherwise, a development code is used.
  • This list shows the most advanced development phase for a product which is in more than one phase amongst countries and/or regions. In addition, countries and regions where regulatory application for marketing authorization (e.g. New Drug Application in US) has been filed with an approval yet to be granted, are also listed.
  • This list also includes a product in Clinical Stage for new indication(s) even if it has been already approved for different indication(s).

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