Bristol-Myers Squibb to Market Japanese Hypertension Drug in China

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Bristol-Myers Squibb licensed exclusive China rights to market Coniel, a calcium channel blocker treatment for hypertension and angina pectoris, from Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. BMS said the transaction, its first China-specific in-licensing deal, demonstrated the company’s long-term commitment to China. Previously, Kyowa Hakko Kirin handled China marketing of the product itself. 

O5-methyl O3-[(3R)-1-(phenylmethyl)piperidin-3-yl] 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate

Benidipine (INN), also known as Benidipinum or benidipine hydrochloride, is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

Molecular Structure of 105979-17-7 (3,5-Pyridinedicarboxylicacid, 1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-, 3-methyl5-[(3R)-1-(phenylmethyl)-3-piperidinyl] ester, (4R)-rel-)


Benidipine is dosed as 2–4 mg once daily.[1]

Benidipine is sold as Coniel by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo.

Benidipine is only licensed for use in Japan and selected Southeast Asian countries, where it is sold as 4 mg tablets.

Also known as: 105979-17-7, NCGC00185768-01, Benidipene, AC1LCVDP, SureCN24516, CTK8E8626, AKOS015895389, H007

Molecular Formula: C28H31N3O6   Molecular Weight: 505.56224
  1.  Hi-Eisai Pharmaceutical, Inc. “Coniel (benidipine)…

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