Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 4-guanidino Neu5Ac2en; GG 167; GR 121167; GR 121167X; Relenza

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Biota Holdings; Monash University
  • Developer GlaxoSmithKline
  • Class Antivirals; Guanidines; Pyrans; Sialic acids
  • Mechanism of Action Neuraminidase 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 Influenza virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Apr 2016 Biota Pharmaceuticals is now called Aviragen Therapeutics
  • 01 Jun 2015 GlaxoSmithKline completes a phase I trial in Healthy volunteers in China (NCT02377401)
  • 20 Apr 2015 Zanamivir is in phase-II/III development for Influenza virus infections in World (IV, infusion)
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