Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Angiomax; Angiox; BG-8967; Hirulog-1

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Biogen Idec
  • Developer The Medicines Company
  • Class Antithrombotics; Hirudins; Ischaemic heart disorder therapies; Peptide fragments; Recombinant proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Thrombin inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acute coronary syndromes; Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome; Thrombosis; Unstable angina pectoris

Most Recent Events

  • 10 May 2017 SciClone Pharmaceuticals announces intention to submit NDA to US FDA in 2017
  • 21 Apr 2017 The Medicines Company terminates the phase III ENDOMAX trial for Thrombosis prevention (in patients undergoing peripheral endovascular interventions) in USA (IV) (NCT01913483)
  • 06 Mar 2017 SciClone anticipates approval of bivalirudin for Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome and Unstable angina pectoris in China in late 2017 or early 2018 (IV)
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