Rituximab - Biogen Idec/Genentech

Drug Profile

Rituximab - Biogen Idec/Genentech

Alternative Names: IDEC-102; IDEC-C2B8; IDEC-C2B8-anti-CD20; MabThera; R 105; RG 105; Rituxan; Rituximab-EU; RO-452294

Latest Information Update: 14 Sep 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Biogen Idec
  • Developer Biogen; Biogen Idec; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chugai Pharmaceutical; Genentech; Hackensack University Medical Center; Hoosier Cancer Research Network; Janssen Research & Development; M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Mayo Clinic; Oregon Health & Science University; Roche; SCRI Development Innovations; Takeda Oncology; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; University of Tours; Zenyaku Kogyo
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antirheumatics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action B cell inhibitors; CD20 antigen inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Pemphigus vulgaris
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; Diffuse large B cell lymphoma; Follicular lymphoma; Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Lymphoproliferative disorders; Microscopic polyangiitis; Nephrotic syndrome; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Pemphigus vulgaris; Rheumatoid arthritis; Wegener's granulomatosis
  • Phase III Mantle-cell lymphoma; Transplant rejection
  • Phase II/III Neuromyelitis optica
  • Phase II B cell lymphoma; Glomerulonephritis; Precursor cell lymphoblastic leukaemia-lymphoma
  • Phase I/II Renal transplant rejection
  • No development reported Multiple sclerosis; Ocular inflammation; Primary biliary cirrhosis; Scleritis; Sjogren's syndrome; Ulcerative colitis
  • Discontinued Dermatomyositis; Graft-versus-host disease; Lupus nephritis; Systemic lupus erythematosus

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Aug 2018 Preregistration for Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (First-line therapy, Combination therapy) in Japan (IV)
  • 19 Jun 2018 Zenyaku Kogyo completes a phase II trial in Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (Combination therapy, First-line therapy) in Japan (IV) (JapicCTI132285)
  • 13 Jun 2018 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase IIa trial in Wegener's granulomatosis presented at the 19th Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR-2018)
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