Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Doribax; Doripenem hydrate; Finibax IV Solution; S-4661

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Shionogi
  • Developer Janssen Research & Development; Ortho-McNeil; Shionogi
  • Class Antibacterials; Carbapenems; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cell wall 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 Gram-negative infections; Gram-positive infections; Intra-abdominal infections; Meningococcal infections; Nosocomial pneumonia; Paediatric infections; Respiratory tract infections; Urinary tract infections
  • Discontinued Bacterial infections; Pneumonia

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Aug 2013 Discontinued - Phase-III for Nosocomial pneumonia in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, India, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, South Africa,Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine (IV)
  • 31 Jul 2013 Phase-III clinical trials in Intra-abdominal infections (in children and adolescents) in India prior to July 2013 (IV)
  • 30 Jun 2013 Janssen terminates phase III trial in Intra-abdominal infections (in children and adolescents) in the USA, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Latvia and Lithuania (NCT01110382)
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