Factor VIII - Shire Pharmaceuticals

Drug Profile

Factor VIII - Shire Pharmaceuticals

Alternative Names: Factor VIII autologous cell therapy - Shire Pharmaceuticals; Factor VIII autologous cell therapy - Transkaryotic Therapies; Factor VIII cell therapy - Shire Pharmaceuticals; Factor VIII cell therapy - Transkaryotic Therapies

Latest Information Update: 02 May 2007

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At a glance

  • Originator Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
  • Class Antihaemorrhagics; Blood coagulation factors; Recombinant proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Blood coagulation factor replacements; Factor X stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • No development reported Haemophilia

Most Recent Events

  • 02 May 2007 No development reported - Phase-I for Haemophilia in USA (SC)
  • 28 Jul 2005 Transkaryotic Therapies has been acquired and merged into Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
  • 11 Aug 2003 Factor VIII therapy is no longer licensed to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Europe; the rights have been reacquired by Transkaryotic and are available for licensing (http://www.tktx.com)
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