Sulfur hexafluoride

Drug Profile

Sulfur hexafluoride

Alternative Names: BRI; E-7210; Lumason; SonoVue; sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres; Sulphur hexafluoride

Latest Information Update: 11 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Bracco
  • Developer Bracco; Eisai Co Ltd
  • Class Contrast media; Fluorides; Inorganic sulfur compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Ultrasonography enhancers
  • 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 Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Registered Cardiovascular disorders; Liver disorders; Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Phase III Congenital heart defects; Coronary artery disease

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Jun 2017 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends approval of sulfur hexafluoride for Vesiculoreteral reflux (Diagnosis, In neonates, In infants, In children, In adolsecents) in European Union (Intravesicular)
  • 21 Jun 2017 Preregistration for Vesicoureteral reflux (Diagnosis, In neonates, In infants, In children, In adolescents) in European Union (Intravesicular) before June 2017
  • 12 Jan 2017 Registered for Vesicoureteral reflux (Diagnosis, In children, In infants, In neonates, In adolescents) in USA (IV)
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