Drug Profile


Alternative Names: E. chrisanthemi L-asparaginase - EUSA; Asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi; Erwina chrisanthemi L-asparaginase; Erwinase; Erwinaze; Erwinia asparaginase; Erwinia L-asparaginase - EUSA; OP-01

Latest Information Update: 10 Jan 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Health Protection Agency
  • Developer EUSA Pharma; Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc; Ohara Pharmaceutical
  • Class Amidohydrolases; Cytostatics
  • Mechanism of Action Amidohydrolase stimulants; Aspartate-ammonia ligase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Registered Lymphoma

Most Recent Events

  • 19 Dec 2016 Registered for Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in Japan (IM)
  • 19 Dec 2016 Registered for Lymphoma in Japan (IM)
  • 22 Feb 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals has protection for Erwinase®, through orphan drug exclusivity, in USA (Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Form 10-K, February 2016)
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