Oct 28, 2020 09:01 JST

Source: Eisai

Eisai and JD Health Establish JV Company in China to Implement Health Service Platform
Aiming to make a new contribution through a One-Stop Online Service for people living with Dementia in China

TOKYO, Oct 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and JD Health announced today that Eisai's Chinese subsidiary Eisai China Inc. and JD Health have established a joint venture company, Jingyi Weixiang (Shanghai) Health Industry Development Limited Company, to build a Health Service Platform for the elderly in China.

In China, due to the aging population, as of the end of 2019 the elderly population over the age of 60 was 253.88 million, which accounted for 18.1 % of the total population of China1. With the rapid aging of the population, there is an increasing need for high-quality medical and nursing care for the elderly, and thus the provision thereof is an issue. The onlineization in the medical field utilizing digital technology is rapidly developing in China; for example, the ban on internet hospitals under private medical insurance has been lifted as of 20122.

Eisai has over 35 years of experience in drug discovery activities in the area of Alzheimer's disease/dementia with a rich development pipeline thereof. Eisai also has an understanding of the true needs of those living with dementia and their families as derived from the marketing of anti-Alzheimer's agent Aricept, as well as a network of healthcare providers that includes medical specialists in dementia. JD Health has a strong e-commerce business foundation, internet medical service know-how, and logistics infrastructure covering 99% of vast regions in China.

Eisai and JD Health have now established a joint venture company in China that integrates the strengths of both companies, with JD Health investing 51% and Eisai China investing 49%. The two companies aim to build a new One-Stop Health Service Platform for the elderly in China, where users can select and use the most suitable individual service from a variety of information and medical services. The two companies will first build a platform with a special feature for dementia, and in the future plan to expand the platform to a wide range of diseases which frequently found in the elderly.

The One-Stop Health Service Platform will provide the following four core services online in China. The platform will launch these services beginning January 2021 in the order that they are authorized for provision and made ready.

Community Service

For the purpose of dementia awareness and early detection, in addition to information regarding disease awareness of dementia from Eisai, tools will be provided via an internet platform for self-assessment of cognitive function, implementation and habitualization of dementia preventive action. Additionally, for caregivers of those living with dementia, the service also offers a place for caregivers and those living with dementia to communicate with each other, a mental health consultation service, and an opportunity for caregivers to receive counseling. This service aims to thus eliminate the concerns and worries of caregivers and support them by providing mental care.

Medical Service

This service is intended for people who have concerns about cognitive function and those living with dementia. By using this service, users can be referred to medical institutions that provide internet medical services registered on the platform, and will be offered health care consultation, reservations for medical consultation, medical consultation, and treatment (a series of steps from prescription to delivery of necessary drugs) online. This service will lead users to medical consultations and appropriate treatments with relation to cognitive function at an early stage, and enable them to receive services from consultation to treatment smoothly.

Caregiving Service

In collaboration with major nursing home groups in China, this service will introduce the most suitable nursing facilities and caregivers for those living with dementia and their families, upon request such as regional area, cost, etc. In addition, this service will enhance information for improvement by accumulating evaluations from users after using the service. For those involved in nursing care, including the families of those living with dementia, this service offers a wide range of features such as useful advice from medical staff for nursing care, as well as educational programs and training that lead to the acquisition of nursing care skills. It is expected that providing a wealth of information about nursing care services on the platform will meet the needs of both users of care services and caregivers at a high level.

Mall Service

Through this service, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, and lifestyle support devices targeted for those living with dementia will be sold online based on potential consumer needs as obtained by analyzing big data on elderly consumers. In addition, the online sales screen is customized to show products that are likely to be required according to the circumstances of disease progression of users living with dementia, such as cognitive function and the amount of nursing care required.

Eisai and JD Health will leverage the knowledge and networks of both companies to build a One-Stop Health Service Platform that specializes in providing medical, health, and lifestyle services for the elderly, especially those living with dementia and their families, in order to contribute towards the fulfillment of medical needs in China.

Source: Eisai
Sectors: BioTech

Copyright ©2021 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


KYORIN and Eisai Enter Into License Agreement Concerning the Development and Marketing of Vibegron, a Treatment for Overactive Bladder, in Four ASEAN Countries
March 31 2021 20:22 JST
 
Eisai: Application Submitted for Additional Indication of Anti Cancer Agent Lenvima in Combination With Keytruda as a Treatment for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma in Japan
March 31 2021 20:18 JST
 
Eisai: European Medicines Agency Accepts the Marketing Authorisation Applications for Two Additional Indications of Anti Cancer Agent Lenvatinib in Combination with Pembrolizumab
March 30 2021 11:42 JST
 
Eisai: Discovery Research on AMPA-type Glutamate Receptor Antagonist Perampanel Honored With PSJ Award for Drug Research and Development 2021
March 26 2021 08:16 JST
 
Lenvima (Lenvatinib) Approved for Additional Indication of Unresectable Thymic Carcinoma in Japan
March 23 2021 17:34 JST
 
Eisai Begins Construction of Its New Injection/Research Building at Kawashima Industrial Park in Japan
March 22 2021 12:13 JST
 
Eisai Awarded The New Diversity Management Selection 100
March 22 2021 09:38 JST
 
DZNE and Eisai Enter Into Research Collaboration Agreement Aiming for Novel Drug Discovery for Neurodegenerative Disorders
March 17 2021 10:05 JST
 
Eisai: Anti-MTBR (Microtubule Binding Region) Tau Antibody E2814 is Selected on Clinical Study for Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Disease by Dian-Tu
March 16 2021 10:37 JST
 
Eisai: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Grants Orphan Drug Designation in Japan to Anti-Cancer Agent Lenvima (Lenvatinib) With Prospective Indication for Uterine Body Cancer
March 12 2021 10:08 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>