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Japan’s SBI to set up plant in Bahrain

Bahrain's King Hamad University Hospital has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's SBI Pharmaceuticals Co to set up a new facility producing diabetes and cancer medication in the kingdom, Gulf Daily News has reported. "Diabetes and cancer detection drugs will be manufactured from the facility to be set up in Bahrain and will certainly help scores of patients in the region," said SBI Pharmaceuticals assistant manager in Bahrain, Yusuke Asama. The firm has already moved into an office in the Diplomatic Area, but it is not yet clear when the production facility, which will also conduct clinical trials, will be ready.