Ranibizumab - Novartis Ophthalmics

Drug Profile

Ranibizumab - Novartis Ophthalmics

Alternative Names: AMD Fab - Genentech; Anti-VEGF fragment; Lucentis; Rabinismab; RG-3645; rhuFab V2; rhuFab V2 AMD; VEGF antibody fragment

Latest Information Update: 14 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Genentech
  • Developer Genentech; Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; Novartis Ophthalmics; University of Bonn
  • Class Eye disorder therapies; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action Angiogenesis inhibitors; Vascular endothelial growth factor A inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Choroidal neovascularisation; Degenerative myopia; Diabetic macular oedema; Retinal oedema; Wet age-related macular degeneration
  • Registered Diabetic retinopathy
  • Phase III Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Discontinued Retinal telangiectasis

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2017 Genentech completes a phase II trial for Diabetic macular oedema in USA (Intravitreous) (NCT02363621)
  • 12 Sep 2017 Novartis completes a phase III trial in Diabetic macular oedema in Turkey (Intravitreous) (NCT02262260)
  • 30 Jun 2017 Novartis completes the phase IIIb OCTAVE trial in Wet age-related macular degeneration in Argentina, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom (Intravitreous) (NCT01780935)
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