Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN)'s SolirisĀ® (eculizumab) Granted Marketing Authorization in Europe for Treatment of Patients with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)  
11/29/2011 9:59:22 AM

CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has extended the therapeutic indication for SolirisĀ® (eculizumab) to include the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Soliris is the first therapy approved in the European Union for the treatment of aHUS, an ultra-rare, life-threatening, chronic, genetic disease that progressively damages vital organs, leading to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and death.1