Genzyme’s Mozobil Gets European Approval

8/5/09

Cambridge, MA-based biotech Genzyme (NASDAQ:GENZ) reports that the firm has won European marketing approval for plerixafor (Mozobil) for injection in patients with two types of blood cancers—lymphoma and multiple myeloma—who need blood-forming stem cell transplants. The European Commission granted approval of plerixafor to be used in combination with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) to boost the mobilization of stem cells in blood cancer patients, according to Genzyme. Plerixafor was cleared for sales in the U.S. last December.

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