Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Avigan; T-705; T-705a

Latest Information Update: 28 Jun 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Toyama Chemical
  • Developer BioDefense Therapeutics; FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation; FujiFilm Pharmaceuticals USA; INSERM; MediVector; Toyama Chemical
  • Class Amides; Antivirals; Pyrazines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action RNA replicase 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 Influenza virus infections
  • Phase I Ebola virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Jun 2016 Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical in-licenses patent from FUJIFILM to develop, manufacture and market favipiravir in China
  • 15 Apr 2016 Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale plans the phase II FORCE trial for Ebola virus infections in France and Guinea (PO) (NCT02739477)
  • 27 Aug 2015 No recent reports of development identified - Phase-II for Influenza virus infections in Paraguay and Chile (PO)
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