Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir - Gilead Sciences

Drug Profile

Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir - Gilead Sciences

Alternative Names: Epclusa; GS 5816/sofosbuvir; GS 7977/GS 5816; SOF/VEL; Sofosbuvir/GS 5816; Velpatasvir/sofosbuvir

Latest Information Update: 12 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Gilead Sciences
  • Class Antivirals; Carbamates; Chromans; Imidazoles; Naphthols; Phenylacetates; Phosphoric acid esters; Pyrimidine nucleotides; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Hepatitis C virus NS 5 protein 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 Hepatitis C

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Sep 2017 Health Canada approves sofosbuvir/velpatasvir for expanded indication for treatment of Hepatitis C (in patients co-infected with HIV) in Canada
  • 19 Sep 2017 University Health Network, Toronto and Gilead Sciences initiates enrolment in a phase I trial for Hepatitis C in Canada (NCT03112044)
  • 13 Sep 2017 Gilead Sciences completes a phase III trial for Hepatitis C in Sweden and Russia (PO) (NCT02722837)
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