Interferon alpha - Swedish Orphan Biovitrim

Drug Profile

Interferon alpha - Swedish Orphan Biovitrim

Alternative Names: HuIFN-alpha-Le; Leu-IFN; Multiferon

Latest Information Update: 24 Sep 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Viragen
  • Developer Swedish Orphan Biovitrum; Viragen
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antivirals; Interferons
  • Mechanism of Action Interferon alpha stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Hairy cell leukaemia; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Malignant melanoma
  • Discontinued Influenza virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Mar 2015 The product is approved for Malignant melanoma in Europe
  • 30 Oct 2014 Swedish Orphan Biovitrum announces its decision to cease manufacturing of Multiferon® and close its production site in Umeå
  • 14 Jan 2010 Biovitrum has merged with Swedish Orphan to form Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
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