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Commercial Platform, Press Releases, RNS Announcements | 1 Oct 2014

Chi-Med and Merck Serono sign co-promotion agreement

Press Release – 

London: Wednesday, 1 October 2014: Chi-Med, the pharmaceutical and healthcare company based primarily in China, today announces that Chi-Med, through its subsidiary Hutchison Whampoa Sinopharm Pharmaceuticals (Shanghai) Company Limited (“Hutchison Sinopharm”), has signed a co-promotion agreement with Merck Serono Co., Ltd. (“Merck Serono”) a subsidiary of Merck in China to market certain cardiovascular prescription drug products in China.

Hutchison Sinopharm will exclusively co-promote Merck Serono’s Bisoprolol Fumarate tablets, under the Concor® trademark, in several provinces in China. Concor® is a major brand in the beta-blocker sub-segment of the cardiovascular prescription drug market in China.

Chi-Med today operates a commercial network in China of approximately 1,600 cardiovascular market focused medical sales representatives, covering more than 13,000 hospitals, through its joint ventures, Shanghai Hutchison Pharmaceuticals Limited and Hutchison Sinopharm.

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Chi-Med
    Christian Hogg, CEO

Telephone:      +852 2121 8200

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
    Richard Gray
    Andrew Potts

Telephone:      +44 20 7886 2500 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

    Anthony Carlisle

    David Dible

Telephone:      +44 20 7638 9571

Mobile:             +44 7973 611 888

Mobile:             +44 7967 566 919

 

About Chi-Med

 Chi-Med is a China-based healthcare group focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and selling pharmaceuticals and health-related consumer products.  Its China Healthcare Division manufactures, markets and distributes prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in China.  Its Drug R&D Division focuses on discovering and developing innovative therapeutics in oncology and autoimmune diseases.  Its emerging Consumer Products Division focuses on organic and natural consumer products in Asia.

 Chi-Med is majority owned by the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (SEHK:13).  For more information, please visit: www.chi-med.com.

 

About Merck Serono China

 With over 1,300 employees and a nationwide presence, Merck Serono is dedicated to serving the Chinese market. Merck Serono currently markets 15 products in 8 therapeutic areas in China. Merck Serono China is No.1 in fertility and thyroid therapeutic areas, and has strong presence in cardiovascular, endocrinology, oncology and NDD diseases.