Pharmacyclics agent cleared in U.K.

December 18, 1996

Pharmacyclics of Sunnyvale, CA, has received regulatory approvalin the U.K. for its Gadolite oral MRI contrast agent, which isindicated for diagnosing pelvic and abdominal disorders. Gadolitewill be marketed in the U.K. and the rest of Europe by E-Z-EMof

Pharmacyclics of Sunnyvale, CA, has received regulatory approvalin the U.K. for its Gadolite oral MRI contrast agent, which isindicated for diagnosing pelvic and abdominal disorders. Gadolitewill be marketed in the U.K. and the rest of Europe by E-Z-EMof Westbury, NY, under a deal between the two companies announcedthis month. E-Z-EM will file marketing applications for Gadolitein additional European countries under the European Union's mutualrecognition process.

E-Z-EM also has rights to Gadolite in the U.S., Canada, andMexico. A new drug application for Gadolite was filed with theFood and Drug Administration in September, according to the companies.Gadolite is manufactured by Glaxo Wellcome.