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Perflutren - Molecular Biosystems

Drug Profile

Perflutren - Molecular Biosystems

Alternative Names: FS-069; Octafluoropropane; Optison; Perfluoropropane

Latest Information Update: 10 Aug 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Molecular Biosystems
  • Developer Chugai Pharmaceutical; GE Healthcare; Molecular Biosystems; OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Contrast media; Fluorocarbons
  • Mechanism of Action Ultrasonography enhancers
  • 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 Left ventricular dysfunction

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Jun 2009 CHMP of the EMEA recommends the lifting of the suspension of the marketing authorisation for Perflutren in the European Union
  • 21 Aug 2008 OncoGenex Technologies has merged with Sonus Pharmaceuticals to form OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals
  • 22 Apr 2005 Discontinued - Phase-II/III for Left ventricular dysfunction (diagnosis) in Japan (Injection)
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