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Johnson & Johnson

Drug Names(s): canagliflozin and immediate release metformin fixed dose combination (FDC), canagliflozin/metformin HC, Vokanamet

Description: Canagliflozin is a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor.

Metformin is a first-line pharmacotherapy that can be used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes. Metformin lowers blood glucose levels by decreasing the amount of glucose made by the liver.

As of January 2013, Johnson & Johnson is now disclosing that it is developing a fixed dose combination (FDC) of canaglifozin and Glumetza (extended release metformin), found here.

Deal Structure: In Europe and the U.S., canagliflozin is licensed to Johnson & Johnson.

Partners: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

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