Laninamivir was approved for influenza treatment in Japan in 2010 and is currently marketed under the name "Inavir" by Daiichi Sankyo. Biota Pharmaceuticals  and Daiichi Sankyo co-own Laninamivir. On 1st April 2011, BARDA awarded up to an estimated U$231m to Biota Pharmaceuticals (Formerly Biota Holdings Ltd) wholly owned subsidiary, Biota Scientific Management Pty Ltd, for the advanced development of Laninamivir in the US. 
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