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1948
・RIKEN reorganized into Kagaku-Kenkyusho (the first president, Dr. Yoshio Nishina)
・Penicillin production started
1950
・Streptomycin production started
1952
・Kagaku-Kenkyusho renamed Kaken Chemicals
1962
・Kaken Chemicals listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
・Shizuoka Factory opened
1966
・Shiga Factory opened
1972
・Brufen launched
1975
・Kyoto Research Laboratories completed in Yamashina, Kyoto
1978
・Eustin (Salinomycin) launched
1982
・Kaken Chemicals merged with Kakenyaku-Kako to form KAKEN PHARMACEUTICAL
1984
・Seven E-P launched
1987
・Artz launched
・Empynase-PD launched
1988
・Fiblast in-licensed from California Biotechnology (Scios)
・Adofeed launched
1989
・Komagome redevelopment plan started
・Ebrantil launched
1991
・Head office moved to Urayasu in Chiba
1992
・Mentax launched
・Mentax out-licensed to Penederm, (renamed to Bertek recently)
・Procylin launched
・Ropion launched
1993
・Artz Dispo launched
1995
・Pronase-MS launched
・Uroston launched
・Cytotec launched
1996
・Mentax approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
1997
・Seprafilm marketing agreement made with Genzyme Corp.
1998
・Bunkyo Green Court completed
・50th Anniversary celebrated
・Pentoxazon launched
・Seprafilm launched
1999
・Lipantil launched
・Mr. Inui named for the president
2000
・Shiga Factory closed
2001
・Mirol launched
・Fiblast Spray launched
・ISO14001 obtained in Shizuoka site
2002
・Mentax launched as OTC in U.S.
2003
・Drug Information Service Office opened
2004
・Mentax Spray launched
2005
・Lipidil launched
・bFGF-the rights to develop, manufacture and sell on a world basis obtained
2006
・Licensing Agreement for Antifungal compound “KP-103” in North America and Europe
2007
・Licensing Agreement for Dental Applications of bFGF in North America and Europe
・Licensing Agreement for Anti-alpha-9 integrin antibodies on a world basis
・Berasus lanched
2009
・License Agreement for bFGF in Wound Healing Applications in Europe and North America
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