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New Drug Launched to Treat Neutropenia

Indian Express
22 April 2010

GENNOVA Biopharmaceuticals‚ a vertically integrated arm of Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd‚ has launched indigenously developed PEGEX (Pegfilgrastim) in India
PEGEX (Pegfilgrastim) is indicated to reduce the duration of neutropenia and also the incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherap yor treatment of cancer. Neutropenia is the reduction of neutrophils‚ a type of white blood cells.

Arun Khanna‚ Chief Operating Officer of Emcure Pharmaceuticals said “Cytotoxic chemotherapy induced neutropenia is often identified in 10 57% of patients.

PEGEX (Pegfilgrastim) involves just one injection per chemotherapy cycle with similar safety and efficacy profile as filgrastim‚ he said.

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