Choriogonadotropin alfa - Merck Serono

Drug Profile

Choriogonadotropin alfa - Merck Serono

Alternative Names: Chorionic gonadotropin - Merck-Serono; Ovidrel; Ovitrelle; rhCG

Latest Information Update: 05 Jul 2011

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck Serono
  • Class Infertility therapies; Peptide hormones; Pituitary gonadotropins; Placental hormones; Recombinant proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Chorionic gonadotropin stimulants; Ovarian follicle stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Female infertility
  • Discontinued Breast cancer; Hypogonadism; Male infertility

Most Recent Events

  • 19 Jul 2013 Biomarkers information updated
  • 08 Jan 2007 Serono is now called Merck Serono
  • 05 Jan 2007 Serono has been acquired by Merck KGaA
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