Press release
Nov 7, 2012

QVA149 filed by licensing partner as a once-daily maintenance treatment for COPD in Japan


Tokyo, Japan – 7 November 2012: Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei”; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) confirms the information released today by Novartis Pharma K.K. that it has submitted an application for the registration of QVA149, an investigational fixed dose combination of two long-acting inhaled bronchodilators (indacaterol maleate and glycopyrronium bromide), as a once-daily treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Japan.

CEO of Sosei, Shinichi Tamura commented: “This Japanese application, following on from the recent QVA149 filing in Europe, marks a further important milestone in the approval process for this innovative once-daily combination therapy which has the potential to be a safe and effective, dual-activity bronchodilator for the treatment of COPD patients“.  


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