TORONTO, ON – November 21, 2022 – Takeda Canada Inc. (“Takeda”) is pleased to announce that TAKHZYRO® (lanadelumab), the first approved monoclonal antibody for the treatment of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) has been named the 2022 winner of the prestigious Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award. The most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation, Prix Galien Canada recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. The annual award was presented at a gala ceremony in Toronto on November 15, 2022.
“We are honoured TAKHZYRO has received the Prix Galien Canada 2022 Innovative Product Award, and are even more proud of the tremendous impact it’s had on HAE patients in Canada,” said Rute Fernandes, General Manager of Takeda Canada Inc. “This prestigious award is a reflection of Takeda’s dedication and commitment to bring innovative treatments to patients.”
Hereditary Angioedema or HAE is a rare genetic condition that impacts about 1 in 50,000 people worldwide. HAE involves recurrent attacks of severe swelling (angioedema) in various parts of the body, including the hands, feet, genitals, stomach, face and/or throat. Symptoms of HAE usually appear early in life, most often by age 13, and may increase in severity after puberty. When untreated, an HAE attack often lasts for three days, sometimes even longer, and many people with HAE experience three or more swelling attacks per month.i
The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. The Prix Galien Canada is administered by Innovation Life Canada. https://www.prix-galien-canada.com/
Takeda Canada Inc. is the Canadian organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK), a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, 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 and regions. For more information, visit: takeda.com/en-ca
i Hereditary Angioedema. What is HAE? Retrieved from https://haecanada.org/what-is-hae/. Accessed November 2022.