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Top Japanese Food Maker Ajinomoto To Form Independent Pharma Company

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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TOKYO - Japan's top food maker Ajinomoto is flexing its muscle to expand its pharmaceutical business by consolidating its two existing companies next April. It would offer more drugs based on its core business of amino acids while allying with or possibly acquiring Japanese and foreign drug makers, an official of the company's pharmaceutical division told PharmAsia News.

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