Starpharma (ASX:SPL) see Okamoto licence Vivagel condoms in Asian countries

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by Rachael Jones

Starpharma (ASX:SPL) today announced that following the successful launch of the VivaGel antiviral condom by Okamoto Industries in Japan, they are now seeking to expand its licence territory in Japan.

As a result, Starpharma has granted Okamoto marketing rights to a further 11 countries in Asia which include South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the non-government China market.

Okamoto holds strong condom market positions in the region, with a number 1 or 2 ranking in several of the relevant Asian countries.

They have a revenue of approximately US$1 billion with more than 2,600 employees and is Japan’s leading marketer of condoms.

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