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Press Releasep Zoetis recevies USDA License for CYTOPOINT January 8, 2017


Zoetis Receives USDA License for CYTOPOINT™

  • First monoclonal antibody licensed to help control the clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs
  • Targets and neutralizes interleukin-31 (IL-31), a key itch-inducing cytokine (protein) in canine atopic dermatitis
  • Provides convenience and long-lasting relief from itch with one injection every four to eight weeks
  • Joins Zoetis’ APOQUEL ® (oclacitinib tablet), giving the company two targeted treatment options to offer veterinarians for canine patients with atopic dermatitis


Companion Animals (Dogs)Products & Services (Pharmaceuticals)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:30 pm EST


PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the company a license for CYTOPOINT™, the first monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy approved to help provide sustained control of the clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs. CYTOPOINT targets and neutralizes interleukin-31 (IL-31), a key protein involved in triggering itch in dogs. It provides fast, effective relief of itching – the hallmark sign of the allergic skin condition atopic dermatitis in dogs – and offers the sustained efficacy and convenience of one injection every four to eight weeks. CYTOPOINT helps improve the long-term quality of life for dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis and eases the related frustration and concern of their owners. It is now available to all veterinarians in the United States.

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