Nanoform Enters Exclusive Partnership with CBC to Bring Best-in-Class Nanomedicine Technology to Japan

HELSINKI, Finland, April 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Nanoform Finland Plc (“Nanoform”) today announced a strategic partnership whereby CBC Co., Ltd. (“CBC”), will utilize its extensive experience in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry to identify opportunities for Nanoform’s cutting-edge nanomedicine engineering technologies. Nanoformed medicines have been shown to overcome innovators’ drug bioavailability issues and reduce dose size and pill burden to improve patient-acceptance, both for new drugs and reformulations of existing products.

“This strategic partnership with CBC represents a significant milestone in our ongoing effort to bring our cutting-edge nanotechnology to enable improved medicines for patients around the world. Japan is a key country for innovative drug development, and we are excited to work with a partner that shares our commitment to bringing meaningful innovation to patients faster,” said Christian Jones, Chief Commercial Officer at Nanoform. “CBC has a deep understanding of the Japanese market, which will be instrumental in tailoring Nanoform’s services to meet the specific needs and preferences of biopharma customers there.”

Shinya Miyairi, Managing Executive Officer at CBC said, “CBC is honored to partner with Nanoform and to represent them in Japan. We believe that Nanoform’s technologies represent a great fit for the Japanese market where the ability to provide medicines with higher bioavailability and fewer and smaller doses are important for success.”

Nanoform technology has been effective in several in vitro and in vivo studies across multiple routes of administration including oral, inhaled, ophthalmic and injectables, and across multiple molecule types such as enzalutamide and many other molecules.

The partnership commences immediately, and the companies have planned several joint activities to introduce their collaboration, including representation of Nanoform by CBC at CPHI Japan, which takes place at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, from April 17-19, 2024.

For further information, please contact:

Albert Hæggström, CFO
+358 29 370 0150
Christian Jones, Chief Commercial Officer
+44 (0)7804 474 771
Henri von Haartman, Director of Investor Relations
+46 (0)7686 650 11
Orientation Marketing
Chris Halling, Director of Communications
+44 (0)7580 041 073

About Nanoform

Nanoform is the medicine performance-enhancing company that leverages best-in-class innovative nanoparticle engineering technologies, expert formulation, and scalable GMP API manufacturing to enable superior medicines for patients. The company focuses on reducing clinical attrition and on enhancing drug molecules’ performance through its nanoforming technologies and formulation services, from pre-formulation to commercial scale. Nanoform will help improve bioavailability and drug delivery profiles, drive differentiation, patient adherence and extend the lifecycle potential of products. Nanoform’s shares are listed on the Premier-segment of Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Helsinki (ticker: NANOFH) and Stockholm (ticker: NANOFS). Certified Adviser: Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ), +46 8-588 68 570. For more information, please visit

About CBC

CBC was founded in 1925 as a trading company dealing mainly in chemical products. As a “creative trading company” with a 100-year history, CBC has developed diverse businesses ranging from the fields of chemicals, resins, and pharmaceuticals to electronics, optical equipment, and agriscience with the aim of providing “health,” “safety,” and “convenience,” which are indispensable for people to lead affluent lives. Recently, in addition to its trading company function, the company has been focusing on the manufacturer business, owning its own plants for manufacturing pharmaceutical intermediates, automobile parts, optical lenses, etc. The group’s total sales, both domestic and international, are approximately 220 billion yen, and the group responds to all needs with a wide variety of items and diverse business styles, while utilizing the group’s networking, information gathering, and collaboration capabilities.

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