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Mar 24, 2020

Genentech Announces FDA approval of Clinical Trial for Chugai’s Actemra for COVID-19 Pneumonia

TOKYO, March 24, 2020 -- Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced that Genentech issued a press release on March 23 (local time) regarding the FDA approval of a clinical trial for Actemra®, a humanized anti-human IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody [generic name: tocilizumab (genetical recombination)] created by Chugai, for the treatment of hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

Please refer to the link below for details of the press release:

Roche Announces the Initiation of a Clinical Study of Chugai’s Actemra for the Treatment of COVID-19 (A press release issued on March 19, 2020)

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