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Palifermin - Amgen

Drug Profile

Palifermin - Amgen

Alternative Names: AMJ 9701; Kepivance; Keratinocyte growth factor - Amgen; KGF - Amgen; Recombinant human fibroblast growth factor-7; Recombinant human keratinocyte growth factor; rhFGF-7; rHu-KGF; rhuFGF-7

Latest Information Update: 07 Dec 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Amgen
  • Developer Amgen; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
  • Class Chemoprotectants; Fibroblast growth factors
  • Mechanism of Action Fibroblast growth factor replacements
  • 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 Stomatitis
  • No development reported Graft-versus-host disease; Inflammatory bowel diseases

Most Recent Events

  • 06 Dec 2016 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-II for Graft-versus-host disease in USA (IV)
  • 18 Jul 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 11 Sep 2013 Swedish Orphan Biovitrum amends its licensing agreement to include palifermin development for a potential new indication
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