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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN)'s Soliris® (eculizumab) Receives Marketing Approval in Japan for All Patients With aHUS


9/13/2013 9:44:34 AM

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CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALXN), today announced that the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan has approved the use of SolirisĀ® (eculizumab) for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a life-threatening ultra-rare disorder. Soliris is already approved in Japan for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), another severe and ultra-rare disease. Alexion expects that initial patients with aHUS in Japan will commence treatment with Soliris during the fourth quarter of this year.

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