Epoetin alfa - Kirin-Amgen

Drug Profile

Epoetin alfa - Kirin-Amgen

Alternative Names: Epoetin - Amgen; Epoetin-α; Epogen; Epoimmun; Eprex; Erypo; Espo; Kirin EPO; KRN-5702; Li Xue Bao; Procrit; r-HuEPO; recombinant human EPO; recombinant human erythropoietin

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Kirin-Amgen
  • Developer Janssen Biotech; Johnson & Johnson; Kyowa Hakko Kirin; Weihai Sinogen Pharmaceutical
  • Class Antianaemics; Recombinant erythropoietins
  • Mechanism of Action Erythropoiesis stimulants; Stem cell stimulants
  • 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 Anaemia
  • No development reported Neurological disorders; Stroke

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Mar 2017 Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé approves epoetin alfa for symptomatic Anaemia in adult patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes in France
  • 13 Jun 2016 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase III trial in Anaemia presented at the 21st Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA-2016)
  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
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