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HSV thymidine kinase gene therapy

Drug Profile

HSV thymidine kinase gene therapy

Alternative Names: Retrovector™

Latest Information Update: 22 Jul 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator AVAX Technologies; Edison Biotechnology Institute; Novartis; Scientific Institute San Raffaele; Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Developer AVAX Technologies; Aventis Gencell; Edison Biotechnology Institute; Human Gene Therapy Research Institute (Des Moines); Novartis; Scientific Institute San Raffaele
  • Class Gene therapies
  • Mechanism of Action Thymidine kinase stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Brain cancer; Glioma; Graft-versus-host disease; Leukaemia; Liver cancer; Lymphoma; Malignant melanoma; Mesothelioma; Multiple myeloma; Ovarian cancer; Renal cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Apr 2006 Chiron Corporation has been acquired and merged into Novartis
  • 26 Aug 2004 Aventis has merged with Sanofi-Synthelabo to form Sanofi-Aventis
  • 20 May 2002 Interneuron Pharmaceuticals is now called Indevus Pharmaceuticals
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