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TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL, SANOFI-AVENTIS CONCLUDE LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR ORAL PYRIMIDINE FLUORIDE-DERIVED ANTICANCER AGENT TS-1

July 11, 2006
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Taiho Pharmaceutical and sanofi-aventis have entered into a licensing agreement for TS-1, an anticancer agent developed by Taiho Pharmaceutical. Under the agreement terms, sanofi-aventis will receive the rights to develop and commercialize the agent worldwide except in Japan and some Asian countries. Sanofi-aventis will make an upfront payment, milestone payments for development and royalties on futures sales to Taiho Pharmaceutical.
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