Alglucosidase alfa

Drug Profile

Alglucosidase alfa

Alternative Names: Alglucosidase alpha; human acid alpha-glucosidase; Lumizyme; Myozyme; Pompase; recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase; rhGAA

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Genzyme Corporation
  • Developer Sanofi Genzyme
  • Class Alpha-glucosidases; Peptides
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha glucosidase replacements
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Glycogen storage disease type II
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Glycogen storage disease type II

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Apr 2017 Long term efficacy pooled data from a phase III and phase IV trial in Glycogen-storage-disease-type-II presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN-2017)
  • 25 Jul 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 01 Aug 2014 US FDA approves sBLA for alglucosidase alfa (Lumizyme®) for patients of any age or phenotype with Glycogen storage disease type II in USA
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