Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Immunology
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Cangene's VARIZIG®

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Commercial distribution of product is expected in early March of 2013.

Cangene Corporation has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved VARIZIG® [Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human)] for post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella (chickenpox) in high risk patient groups including immunocompromised children, newborns and pregnant women.

VARIZIG is intended to reduce the severity of chickenpox infections in these patients.

VARIZIG is a hyperimmune product that contains antibodies specific for the Varicella zoster virus which causes the viral infection known as chickenpox.

VARIZIG is approved in Canada and was previously made available in the United States under an investigational new drug (IND) Expanded Access Protocol.

Through the expanded access program, VARIZIG was available for patients at risk of severe complications of varicella, to address the unmet need in this population.

The Expanded Access Protocol will remain active until commercial product is available for distribution which is expected in early March of 2013.

VARIZIG will continue to be distributed exclusively by FFF Enterprises, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical supplier.

"The approval of VARIZIG in the United States marks an important milestone in Cangene's history" says John A. Sedor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cangene.

"While VARIZIG services a small niche infectious disease market, the approval of the product in the United States adds a fourth product to our commercial portfolio and reflects our patient focused strategy by addressing an ongoing medical need" added Mr. Sedor.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Cangene Awarded Biodefence Contract for AIGIV
Company has been awarded a multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Scientific News
Improving Natural Killer Cancer Therapy
Vanderbilt University researchers discover transcription factor critical for NK cell expansion. Findings could lead to increased therapeutic efficacy.
Molecular Mechanism For Generating Specific Antibody Responses Discovered
Study could spur more ways to treat autoimmune disease, develop accurate vaccines.
Gut Microbiomes Of Infants Have An Impact On Autoimmunity
Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system.
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion
Persistent inflammation in COPD may result from a defect in the immune system that allows airway bacteria to invade deeper into the lung.
Finding Factors That Protect Against Flu
A clinical trial examining the body’s response to seasonal flu suggests new approaches for evaluating the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccines.
Vaccinations Are More Effective When Administered In The Morning
Research from the University of Birmingham shows that influenza vaccinations have more protective responses when administered in the morning.
Secrets of a Deadly Virus Family Revealed
Scripps Research scientists uncover the glycoprotein structure of LCMV. The findings could guide development of treatments for Lassa fever.
Cytokine Triggers Immune Response at Expense of Blood Renewal
Research highlights promise of Anti-IL-1 drugs to treat chronic inflammatory disease.
Reduced Immune Response Causes Flu Deaths in Older Adults
Yale study suggests that immune response to flu causes death in older people, not the virus.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!