Chickenpox vaccine - Merck & Co

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Chickenpox vaccine - Merck & Co

Alternative Names: Provarivax; V211; Varicella zoster virus vaccine live - Merck & Co; Variped; Varivax; Varivax II; Varivax ISF; Zostavax

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Osaka University
  • Developer CSL; Merck & Co; sanofi pasteur MSD
  • Class Varicella vaccines; Viruses
  • Mechanism of Action Immunostimulants
  • 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 Herpes zoster; Varicella zoster virus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Oct 2017 Merck initiates enrolment in the V210-A03 phase III trial for Varicella zoster virus infections (Prevention) in USA (NCT03239873)
  • 08 Aug 2017 Merck Sharp & Dohme plans a phase III trial for Varicella zoster virus infections (Prevention, In In infants) (NCT03239873)
  • 28 Feb 2017 Merck has patent protection for Zostavax® in Europe (Merck Annual report 2016)
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