Interferon alfacon-1

Drug Profile

Interferon alfacon-1

Alternative Names: Advaferon; CIFN; IFN-consensus; Infarex; Infergen; Interferon consensus; Interferon-alpha con1; Interferon-alpha consensus; rConINF; Recombinant consensus interferon; Recombinant methionyl interferon consensus; YM 643

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Amgen
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antivirals; Interferons
  • Mechanism of Action Immunostimulants; 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 Hepatitis C
  • Discontinued Cancer; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Ovarian cancer; Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Oct 2010 Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Kadmon Pharmaceuticals
  • 07 Jul 2010 Registered for retreatment of Hepatitis C in combination with ribavirin in USA (SC)
  • 16 Jun 2009 Final efficacy data from the DIRECT trial in Hepatitis C released by Three Rivers
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