European Commission (EC) Approves Meda AB's Zyclara

Published: Aug 27, 2012

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: Meda announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Zyclara in the European Union. Zyclara (imiquimod 3.75% cream) is a patented product for the treatment of actinic keratosis. The approval is valid in all EU countries.

"Skin cancer is increasing and it is important to develop and improve the treatment of actinic keratosis. Zyclara is unique since it can treat large areas of the skin", said Anders Lönner, CEO of Meda AB.

About Zyclara and actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis (AK), early skin carcinoma in situ is an under-diagnosed and under-treated disease and the number of affected patients is increasing. There is a close regional coexistence of invisible (subclinical AK lesions) as well as clinical visible AK lesions on areas of sun exposed skin - a phenomenon which is called field cancerization.

Zyclara is to date the first clinically proven treatment option which can detect and eliminate subclinical as well as clinical AK lesions on large areas of the skin. Zyclara has shown in a large clinical development program to be an effective therapy in eliminating both kinds of AK lesions and with low recurrence rate.

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