Zai Lab Announces Approval of ZEJULA® (Niraparib) for First-Line Maintenance Treatment of Ovarian Cancer in Hong Kong

August 25, 2021 at 7:30 AM EDT

- ZEJULA is the only PARP inhibitor approved as monotherapy for all-comer patients in both first-line and recurrent maintenance treatment settings regardless of biomarker status

SHANGHAI and SAN FRANCISCO -- August 25, 2021 -- Zai Lab Limited (Nasdaq: ZLAB; HKEX: 9688), an innovative commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Hong Kong Department of Health has approved its post-approval variation for ZEJULA® (niraparib), an oral, once-daily poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, as a maintenance treatment for adult patients with high grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer who are in a complete response or partial response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Unlike other PARP inhibitors approved in Hong Kong for this setting, ZEJULA does not require BRCA mutation or other biomarker testing prior to administration.

About Zai Lab
Zai Lab (Nasdaq: ZLAB; HKEX: 9688) is an innovative, research-based, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer and infectious and autoimmune diseases to patients in China and around the world. We aim to address significant unmet medical needs in large, fast-growing segments of the pharmaceutical market. Our experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharmaceutical companies to generate a broad pipeline of potentially innovative, marketed products and product candidates. We have also built an in-house team with strong drug discovery and translational research capabilities and are establishing a pipeline of proprietary drug candidates with global rights. Our vision is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing our portfolio in order to positively impact human health worldwide.

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Zai Lab Contacts
Billy Cho, CFO
+86 137 6151 2501
billy.cho@zailaboratory.com 

Media: Ryo Imai / Robert Flamm, Ph.D.
Burns McClellan, on behalf of Zai Lab
212-213-0006 ext. 315 / 364
rimai@burnsmc.com / rflamm@burnsmc.com 

Investors: Mike Zanoni
Endurance Advisors, on behalf of Zai Lab
610-442-8570
mzanoni@enduranceadvisors.com 

Source: Zai Lab Limited