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Roche Holding AG

Drug Names(s): EPOCH, epoetin beta, Recormon/NeoRecormon (EU)

Description: Epogin consists of epoetin beta, a recombinant human erythropoeitin. Epoetin beta has a different structure than epoetin alpha, giving it a longer elimination half-life, allowing for weekly dosing.

Epoetin stimulates erythropoiesis (increases red blood cell levels) and is used to treat anemia, commonly associated with chronic renal failure and cancer chemotherapy.

Partners: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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