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Varicella zoster virus vaccine - Merck & Co

Drug Profile

Varicella zoster virus vaccine - Merck & Co

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

Latest Information Update: 29 Apr 2019

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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
  • Phase III Pneumococcal infections

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Apr 2019 Merck & Co completes a phase III trial in Varicella zoster virus infections (Prevention, In volunteers, In infants) in USA (SC) (NCT03239873)
  • 01 Mar 2019 Phase-III clinical trials in Varicella zoster virus infections (Prevention, In infants, In children, In adolescents, In adults) in Russia (SC) (NCT03843632)
  • 21 Feb 2019 Merck plans a phase III trial for Varicella zoster virus infections (Prevention) (NCT03843632)
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