Interferon gamma-1b

Drug Profile

Interferon gamma-1b

Alternative Names: Actimmune; IFNγ-1b; Imukin; Interferon-gamma-1b

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Genentech
  • Developer Fox Chase Cancer Center; Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance; Horizon Pharma; InterMune
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antivirals; Interferons; Lymphokines
  • Mechanism of Action Interferon gamma stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Chronic granulomatous disease; Pulmonary fibrosis; Friedreich's ataxia; Renal cell carcinoma; Osteopetrosis
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chronic granulomatous disease; Osteopetrosis
  • Phase I/II Breast cancer
  • Phase I Solid tumours
  • No development reported Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C
  • Discontinued Atopic dermatitis; Cryptococcosis; Friedreich's ataxia; Hepatic fibrosis; Keloids; Mycoses; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Ovarian cancer; Pulmonary fibrosis; Renal cell carcinoma; Systemic scleroderma; Tuberculosis

Most Recent Events

  • 08 May 2017 Horizon plans a clinical trial, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute for Cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma (Combination therapy) in USA
  • 28 Apr 2017 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Breast cancer (Combination therapy) in USA (SC) (NCT03112590)
  • 27 Feb 2017 Horizon Pharma plans investigator-initiated clinical trials in 2017
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