Interferon-beta-1b - Toray/Daiichi Sankyo

Drug Profile

Interferon-beta-1b - Toray/Daiichi Sankyo

Alternative Names: DL-8234; Feron; Interferon-beta-1b

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Toray
  • Developer Daiichi Sankyo Company; Toray
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antivirals; Interferons
  • Mechanism of Action Immunomodulators; Interferon beta stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Brain cancer; Glioblastoma; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Malignant melanoma
  • Registered Liver cirrhosis
  • Discontinued Age-related macular degeneration; Hepatocellular carcinoma

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Mar 2015 The product is approved for Cirrhosis in Japan
  • 16 Oct 2009 Registered for Hepatitis C in combination with ribavirin in Japan (IV)
  • 03 Apr 2006 Daiichi Pharmaceutical has merged with Sankyo to form Daiichi Sankyo Inc
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