Celltech Group PLC (CLL) Submits Xyrem For Approval In Europe 
10/19/2005 5:10:39 PM

Celltech Group plc (LSE:CCH) (NYSE:CLL) today announces that the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) has accepted for review its marketing authorisation application for Xyrem (sodium oxybate) oral solution, a treatment for symptoms of narcolepsy. Xyrem has been filed through the EU centralised procedure, and has been granted Orphan Drug designation status in Europe, which provides a 10-year period of marketing exclusivity upon approval. Celltech will use its specialist sales forces to market the product to neurologists and sleep specialists across Europe following approval, anticipated during 2005.