Lifitegrast - Shire

Drug Profile

Lifitegrast - Shire

Alternative Names: Lifitegrast; SAR-1118; SAR-1119; SHP606; SPD606; Xiidra

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer SARcode Bioscience; Shire
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Antiallergics; Antipsoriatics; Eye disorder therapies; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 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 Dry eyes
  • No development reported Allergic conjunctivitis; Atopic dermatitis; Diabetic macular oedema; Ocular inflammation; Psoriasis

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Aug 2018 Shire announces intention to re-submit MAA to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for Dry eyes through a centralised procedure in the fourth quarter of 2018
  • 30 Jun 2018 Regulatory submission withdrawn for Dry eyes in United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece (Ophthalmic)
  • 18 Apr 2018 Shire expects European approval of lifitegrast for Dry eyes in second half of 2018 (Shire pipeline, April 2018)
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