Takeda launches CINRYZE™in India, the first C1-I NH for prophylaxis in hereditary angioedema patients

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New Delhi, 14 December 2022: Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India Private Limited (formerly known as Baxalta Bioscience India Pvt. Ltd.), a global values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader launched CINRYZE™ an innovative injectable prescription medicine for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) patients. With eight years of global clinical experience proving efficacy and safety, CINRYZE™ has the potential to mark a breakthrough in the episodic treatment, short and long-term prophylaxis for HAE. Moreover, CINRYZE™ is the pioneer C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-I NH) approved by the FDA & EMA for the symptomatic management of HAE and for preventing future angioedema attacks.[2]

CINRYZE™ is indicated in India for:

  1. Routine prevention (prophylaxis) of angioedema attacks in adults, adolescents and children 6 years of age and above with HAE[3].
  2. Treatment of angioedema attacks and pre-procedure prevention of angioedema attacks in adults, adolescents and children 2 years of age and above with HAE [3].

Speaking at the launch, Serina Fischer, General Manager, Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India Private Limited said, “At Takeda, we are committed to bringing innovative treatment to fulfil the unmet medical needs across our core therapy areas. We are confident that the launch of Cinryze will bridge the gap in the treatment of HAE patients in India. The launch furthers our commitment towards rare diseases patients in India.”

Sony Paul, Franchise Head, Rare Diseases, Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India Private Limited added, As per data, there are likely to be more than 30,000[4] undiagnosed patients at present in the country. These patients are suffering due to the lack of diagnosis and treatment. With the launch of Cinryze, our aim is to treat acute attacks of HAE and prevent future HAE attacks by prophylactic regime   improving the quality of life of HAE patients.

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic condition that causes swelling in different parts of the body like limbs, face, abdomen, and larynx [5,6]. HAE is caused by a mutation in the gene which produce protein called the C1 esterase inhibitor leading to its reduced level or compromised functioning. [6] Symptoms of HAE often present in childhood, and while attacks can occur at any age, early onset may predict a more severe disease course [6]. Attacks often occur in children without a clear trigger,[5] and may affect a child’s participation in school, activities, and sports, which can leave them feeling socially isolated [7,8]. It can be life-threatening in severe cases in which the swelling attacks can manifest in the larynx (voice box), or trachea (windpipe) [5,6].

The disease is usually identified by recurrent episodes of fluid accumulation outside the blood vessels, causing rapid swelling of body tissues. The symptoms of HAE could be like an allergic reaction; however, the potential outcome could be life-threatening in case of HAE. Due to the lack of awareness among healthcare professionals, HAE is highly underdiagnosed in the country. 

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Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India Private Limited (formerly known as Baxalta Bioscience India Private Limited) is a part of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s group of companies headquartered in Japan. The company focuses on immunology, genetic diseases, haematology, oncology and gastrointestinal portfolios in the country. As a global leader in pharmaceuticals, Takeda has been focusing on driving comprehensive research to support the development of effective and innovative treatments in the company’s chosen therapy areas.

HAE, hereditary angioedema; QoL, Quality of life; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; EMA, European Medicines Agency

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About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries.

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