Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Fomivirsen sodium; ISIS 2922; Vitravene

Latest Information Update: 16 Jan 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Isis Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Isis Pharmaceuticals; Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antisense oligonucleotides; Antivirals; Thionucleotides
  • Mechanism of Action RNA binding protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Cytomegalovirus infections
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Market Withdrawal Cytomegalovirus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Jan 2016 Ionis Pharmaceuticals completes a phase I/II trial in Cytomegalovirus infections in USA (Ophthalmic) before June 2005 (NCT00002187)
  • 18 Nov 2005 Fomivirsen has received Orphan Drug Status for CMV-induced retinitis in AIDS patients in Australia
  • 30 Jul 2002 Withdrawn for Cytomegalovirus infections in European Union (Ophthalmic)
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