DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM (NYSE/Euronext: DSM KON), today announced the signing of a 3 year master supply agreement with Eisai Inc., based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA, for the production of sterile products. The agreement covers the production of eribulin mesylate as well as other developmental drugs. Alexander Wessels , President and CEO of DSM Pharmaceutical Products, stated, "We are delighted to be working with Eisai under a long-term agreement to serve markets globally for important human health treatments, bringing our expertise and reliability in sterile injectables and worldwide regulatory record to ensure market supply."
DSM will be a supplier for eribulin mesylate to the US market. Commercial production is anticipated to start in early 2013. Laura Parks , President, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the finished dosage business of DSM, stated, "It has been an honor to work with Eisai through the launch into commercial supply of eribulin mesylate and to continue to support the development of other products. Combining the expertise of Eisai in developing innovative medicines with DSM's strength in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and supply chain management will provide critical high quality treatments for patients."