EuroCetus B.V., a unit of Chiron Corp., on Thursday said that ithas received regulatory approval to market Proleukininterleukin-2 to treat metastatic renal cell carcinoma inAustria.

EuroCetus said it will start distributing the drug immediately.The company is currently marketing Proleukin for treatment ofthe disease in 11 European countries: Germany, Denmark, theNetherlands, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France, the United Kingdom,Belgium, Luxembourg and the former Soviet Union.

Shares of the Emeryville, Calif., parent company (NASDAQ:CHIR)gained $1.50 to $43.25.

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