Vernakalant - Correvio Pharma

Drug Profile

Vernakalant - Correvio Pharma

Alternative Names: Brinavess; Kynapid; MK-6621; RSD-1235; vernakalant (IV); vernakalant (oral); Vernakalant-hydrochloride

Latest Information Update: 22 May 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Cardiome Pharma
  • Developer Algorithm; Aspen Pharmacare; ATCO Laboratories; Correvio Pharma
  • Class Anisoles; Antiarrhythmics; Cyclohexanes; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Potassium channel antagonists; Sodium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Atrial fibrillation

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Jun 2018 Correvio expects a pre-NDA meeting with the US FDA for vernakalant's NDA resubmission discussion in the fourth quarter of 2018
  • 17 May 2018 Eddingpharm initiates enrolment in the phase III trial for Atrial fibrillation in China (IV)
  • 15 May 2018 Cipher Pharmaceuticals acquires Vernakalant from Correvio Pharma in Canada
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