Carmustine polifeprosan 20 wafer

Drug Profile

Carmustine polifeprosan 20 wafer

Alternative Names: BCNU; BIODEL carmustine; Carmustine BIODEL; Gliadel; Gliadel® Wafer; NPC-08; NSC-409962; WR-139021

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Developer Arbor Pharmaceuticals; Eisai Co Ltd; Nobelpharma; Orphan Australia
  • Class Antineoplastics; Nitrosourea compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alkylating agents; DNA synthesis inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Glioma
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Glioma

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Sep 2015 The Japanese MHLW lifts the all-case surveillance condition required for the approval of Gliadel® for the treatment of Glioma
  • 24 Apr 2015 Launched for Glioma in Mexico (Intracerebral)
  • 25 Mar 2015 Ranbaxy Laboratories has been acquired by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
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