Takeda Announces Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Enzyre’s Diagnostic Technology Platform That Aims to Improve the Standard of Care for Patients with Bleeding Disorders

Takeda Announces Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Enzyre’s Diagnostic Technology Platform That Aims to Improve the Standard of Care for Patients with Bleeding Disorders

March 4, 2021

Osaka, Japan, March 4, 2021 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Enzyre to accelerate the development of Enzyre’s proprietary platform Enzypad to enable patients to test their blood coagulation in a home setting. The partnership builds on an existing research collaboration agreement with Enzyre signed in December 2019 and close collaboration over the last five years.

Takeda is committed to addressing unmet medical needs and improving the standard of care for those living with rare bleeding disorders, through strategic partnerships and investment in innovative solutions in personalized care and treatment. Hemophilia Enzycard, the first product using Enzypad, will enable hemophilia patients to test in a home setting, transferring coagulation results to the treating physician through a mobile app. This will allow for timely personalized therapy adjustments which may improve outcomes while potentially avoiding patient hospital visits. The Enzypad platform is also being investigated for use in other coagulation disorders. The benefits offered by the Enzypad platform support the shared goal of Takeda and Enzyre to improve the lives of those living with rare bleeding disorders.

Hemophilia is a chronic disease that causes longer-than-normal bleeding due to absent or deficient clotting factor in the blood.1 People with hemophilia, working closely with their healthcare professionals, can live healthy lives with proper care and adequate treatment.2 However, it can be a complex condition to manage and the urgent need for a diagnostic device which is easy to use, reliable and affordable has been acknowledged globally.3

For further information: https://enzyre.com/enzyre-announces-strategic-partnership-with-takeda-to-accelerate-development-of-pioneering-diagnostic-technology-platform-for-hemophilia-patients/

About Takeda Hematology
Following its recent acquisition of Shire, Takeda is a leader in rare hematology with the longest heritage and market-leading portfolio, backed by established safety and efficacy profiles with decades of real-world experience. We have 70+ years driving innovation for patients4 and a broad portfolio of 11 products across multiple bleeding disorders.5 Our experience as leaders in hematology means we are well prepared to meet today’s needs as we pursue future developments in the care of bleeding disorders. Together with the hematology community, we are raising expectations for the future, including earlier diagnosis, earlier and full protection against bleeds, and more personalized patient care.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetic and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.  

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