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Chugai seeks Japanese approval of Zelboraf

April 10, 2014 12:05 AM UTC

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4519) submitted an NDA to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for Zelboraf vemurafenib to treat BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma. Chugai has Japanese rights to the oral small molecule inhibitor of the oncogenic BRAF V600E from Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY), which markets Zelboraf in the EU and U.S. for BRAF V600-mutation positive metastatic melanoma. Chugai is majority owned by Roche. ...