Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Anti-IgE monoclonal antibody E25; E 25; Humanised anti-IgE MAb; IgE 025; Monoclonal antibody E25; Olizumab; Recombinant human monoclonal antibody E25; rhuMAb 25; rhuMAb E25; Xolair

Latest Information Update: 07 Apr 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Genentech
  • Developer Genentech; Novartis
  • Class Antiallergics; Antiasthmatics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action IgE receptor antagonists; Immunosuppressants
  • 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 Allergic asthma; Urticaria
  • Phase II Nephritis
  • No development reported Peanut hypersensitivity

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Jan 2017 Novartis has patent protection for omalizumab in USA, Europe and Japan (Novartis 20-F filed in 2017)
  • 01 Nov 2016 Novartis completes a phase III trial in Urticaria (Treatment-experienced) in Canada, Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala and Brazil (NCT02161562)
  • 29 Aug 2016 Launched for Urticaria in India (SC) before August 2016
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