Kyowa Hakko Kirin seeks MHLW Approval for Additional Indication for ATL, PTCL and CTCL of Mogamulizumab

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Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. has been filed an application to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (“MHLW”) seeking approval for additional indication for untreated CCR4-positive adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL), relapsed CCR4-positive peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) of Mogamulizumab (brand name: POTELIGEO® Injection 20 mg).

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Mogamulizumab (USAN; trade name Poteligeo) is a humanized monoclonal antibodytargeting CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4). It has been approved in Japan for the treatment of relapsed or refractory adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.[1]

Mogamulizumab was developed by Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.[2] It has also been licensed to Amgen for development as a therapy for Asthma.[3]


  1.  Subramaniam, J; Whiteside G, McKeage K, Croxtall J (18). “Mogamulizumab: First Global Approval”Drugs 72 (9): 1293–1298. doi:10.2165/11631090-000000000-00000. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2.  “Statement On A Nonproprietary…

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