Aflibercept - Bayer/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals/Sanofi

Drug Profile

Aflibercept - Bayer/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals/Sanofi

Alternative Names: AVE-0005; BAY-865321; Eylea; Eylea pre-filled syringe; Eylia; Vascular endothelial growth factor Trap; Vascular endothelial growth factor Trap-R1R2; VEGF Trap (R1R2); VEGF Trap-Eye; Zaltrap; Ziv-aflibercept

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Bayer Yakuhin; Centre Oscar Lambret; GERCOR; Greater Houston Retina Research; Guys Hospital; Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group; Moorfields Eye Hospital; National Cancer Institute (USA); Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi; sanofi-aventis; Tufts Medical Center; University of Ulm
  • Class Eye disorder therapies; Recombinant fusion proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Placenta growth factor inhibitors; Vascular endothelial growth factor A inhibitors
  • 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 Branch retinal vein occlusion; Central retinal vein occlusion; Choroidal neovascularisation; Colorectal cancer; Diabetic macular oedema; Diabetic retinopathy; Wet age-related macular degeneration
  • Phase III Glaucoma; Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy
  • Phase II Central serous chorioretinopathy; Retinal disorders
  • Phase I Retinal oedema
  • No development reported Malignant ascites; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Ovarian cancer; Solid tumours
  • Discontinued Non-small cell lung cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Prostate cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Oct 2018 Regeneron announces intention to submit prior-approval supplement for pre-filled syringe formulation of aflibercept to the US FDA in early 2019
  • 25 Oct 2018 Updated safety and efficacy data from the phase III PANORAMA trial in Diabetic retinopathy released by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • 25 Oct 2018 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals receives complete response letter from the FDA for aflibercept pre-filled syringe
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