Calliditas’ Partner Everest Medicines Starts Commercial Launch of Nefecon in China

Calliditas Therapeutics AB (Nasdaq: CALT, Nasdaq Stockholm: CALTX) (“Calliditas”) today announces that its partner Everest Medicines (HKEX: 1952.HK) (“Everest”) has launched Nefecon® in China.

China, which is estimated to have up to 5 million patients suffering from the progressive autoimmune disease, IgA nephropathy (IgAN), has the highest prevalence of primary glomerular diseases in the world, with IgAN accounting for about 35% to 50% of cases with a biopsy proven incidence of over 100,000 patients per year. There is a very significant unmet medical need for novel therapies among IgAN patients in China and other Asian countries.

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