Lugano, Switzerland – June 24, 2024 – Helsinn Group (“Helsinn”), a global pharmaceutical company with a track record of over forty-five years of commercial execution and a strong focus in supportive care, oncology and dermato-oncology, is pleased to announce that AKYNZEO® (fosnetupitant/palonosetron) injection is now available in the US in a ready-to-use vial.

AKYNZEO injection (Ready-to-Use) is a new method of administration and contains the same formulation as the prior AKYNZEO Injection (To-be-Diluted).

The features of the new ready-to-use presentation of AKYNZEO injection include:

  • No reconstitution or dilution required; infuse directly from the vial using a built-in hanging strap
  • No refrigeration required at any point during distribution, storage, or preparation
  • Accessible via automated dispensing machine, allowing the product to be stored and available near the location of patient care

AKYNZEO injection is indicated in combination with dexamethasone in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. It has not been studied for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with anthracycline plus cyclophosphamide chemotherapy. AKYNZEO injection does not contain polysorbate 80 or allergenic excipients such as soy or egg lecithin. It can be administered simultaneously with intravenous dexamethasone sodium phosphate.

Dr. Melanie Rolli, Helsinn Group CEO, commented: “As a pioneer in cancer supportive care, Helsinn continues to be unwavering in our pursuit to help patients and clinicians in cancer care. We are very pleased to launch the new AKYNZEO Ready-to-Use vial, building on our legacy of innovation.”

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Helsinn Group announces AKYNZEO® (fosnetupitant/palonosetron) injection is now available in a ready-to-use vial in the US

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