Bupivacaine extended release - Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Drug Profile

Bupivacaine extended release - Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Alternative Names: Bupivacaine extended-release - Pacira Pharmaceuticals; Bupivacaine extended-release liposome injection; Bupivacaine liposome extended-release injectable suspension; Bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension; DepoBupivacaine; Exparel; SKY-0402

Latest Information Update: 12 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator SkyePharma Inc
  • Developer Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Anilides; Local anaesthetics; Non-opioid analgesics; Pipecolic acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Sodium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Postoperative pain
  • Preregistration Anaesthesia
  • Phase III Dental pain
  • Phase I Pain
  • No development reported Musculoskeletal pain

Most Recent Events

  • 06 Sep 2017 Efficacy data from a phase III trial in Post-operative pain released by Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • 09 Aug 2017 Pacira Pharmaceuticals completes a phase III trial in Postoperative pain (Prevention) in Belgium, Denmark and USA (Infiltration) (EudraCT2015-005228-24) prior to August 2017
  • 02 Aug 2017 Pacira Pharmaceuticals intends to resubmit the supplemental New Drug Application to the US FDA later in 2017, seeking expansion of the EXPAREL® label to include administration via nerve block
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