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The latest data from an ongoing Japanese Phase I/II study of Emicizumab were presented earlier this week at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2016 World Congress. Emicizumab (a product being developed by Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Roche, and Genentech) is a bispecific antibody for subcutaneous injection under development for hemophilia A. The present study is an extension of a Phase I study investigating safety and exploratory prophylactic efficacy profiles of emicizumab in 18 Japanese hemophilia A patients both with and without FVIII inhibitors. The latest data analysis continued to show a promising profile of once-weekly subcutaneous injection of emicizumab in terms of safety and prophylactic efficacy, regardless of the presence of factor VIII inhibitors.