Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CGP 39393; Desulfatohirudin recombinant; Iprivask; r-Hirudin; Revasc

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Canyon Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Anticoagulants; Antithrombotics; Hirudins; 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 Deep vein thrombosis
  • Clinical Phase Unknown Thrombosis

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Feb 2015 Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquires desirudin from Marathon Pharmaceuticals
  • 05 Dec 2013 Marathon Pharmaceuticals acquires desirudin from Canyon Pharmaceuticals
  • 16 Apr 2010 Interim efficacy and adverse event data from a phase II trial in thrombosis prophylaxis released by Canyon Pharmaceuticals
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