First-in-class Epilepsy Treatment Fycompa® (perampanel) Receives Marketing Authorisation for Primary Generalised Tonic-c

Publicado 25/06/2015 2:01:27CET

- Fycompa(R) (perampanel) Perampanel is indicated for use as a once-daily,

adjunctive therapy for both primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures and for

adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures, with or without secondary generalised

seizures, in patient patient with epilepsy aged 12 years or older.

- Inovelon(R) (rufinamide) for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated

with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in patients >4 years. (Rufinamide was originally

developed by Novartis)

- Zonegran(R) (zonisamide) as monotherapy in the treatment of partial seizures,

with or without secondary generalisation, in adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy and

as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures, with or without

generalisation, in adults, adolescents and children aged six years and above.

(Zonegran is under license from the originator Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma).

- Zebinix(R) (eslicarbazepine acetate) as adjunctive therapy in adult patients

with partial onset seizures, with or without secondary generalisation. (Zebinix is

under license from BIAL).

About Eisai Co., Ltd.

Eisai Co., Ltd. is a leading global research and development-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan. We define our corporate mission as "giving first thought to patients and their families and to increasing the benefits health care provides," which we call our human health care (hhc) philosophy. With over 10,000 employees working across our global network of R&D facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, we strive to realise our hhc philosophy by delivering innovative products in multiple therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs, including Oncology and Neurology.

As a global pharmaceutical company, our mission extends to patients around the world through our investment and participation in partnership-based initiatives to improve access to medicines in developing and emerging countries.

For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit http://www.eisai.com.

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Date of preparation: June 2015

Job code: Fycompa-UK0203

CONTACT: Media Enquiries: Eisai, Cressida Robson/Ben Speller, 25 Jun. (0) - 7908314 155/ +44(0)7908 409 416, Cressida_Robson@eisai.net /Ben_Speller@eisai.net; Tonic Life Communications, Elisabeth Neal/DeepaPatel, +44(0)7896 954 865 /+44(0)7725 440 867, Elisabeth.Neal@toniclc.com /Deepa.Patel@toniclc.com

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