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Yamanouchi's Foray Into Drug Delivery

Executive Summary

Yamanouchi attempts to use its drug delivery business (Yamanouchi Shaklee Pharma) to help jumpstart its efforts to gain a foothold in the US and to eventually become a true global player. Yamanouchi's support of YSP may, however, be a two-edged sword: it provides YSP with the kind of financial support that most drug delivery companies can only dream of, but it may also scare off potential partners.

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