Omalizumab - Genentech/Novartis

Drug Profile

Omalizumab - Genentech/Novartis

Alternative Names: Anti-IgE monoclonal antibody E25; E 25; IgE 025; Monoclonal antibody E25; Olizumab; Recombinant human monoclonal antibody E25; RG-3648; rhuMAb 25; rhuMAb E25; Xolair

Latest Information Update: 16 Aug 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Genentech
  • Developer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Genentech; John Hopkins University; Novartis
  • Class Antiallergics; Antiasthmatics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action IgE receptor antagonists; Immunosuppressants
  • 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 Allergic asthma; Urticaria
  • Phase III Nasal polyps; Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Phase II/III Mastocytosis
  • Phase II Asthma; Nephritis
  • No development reported Hypersensitivity; Peanut hypersensitivity

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Aug 2018 Omalizumab receives breakthrough therapy designation for Food allergies in USA
  • 13 Aug 2018 Genentech, Novartis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Consortium of Food Allergy Research plan clinical trials for Food allergies
  • 17 Apr 2018 Roche initiates an extension phase III trial for Nasal polyps in USA (SC) (NCT03478930)
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