Generic Zepzelca Availability
Last updated on July 7, 2021.
ZEPZELCA (lurbinectedin - powder;intravenous)
Has a generic version of Zepzelca been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Zepzelca available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Zepzelca. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.
See also: Generic Drug FAQ.
Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.
Ecteinascidin analogs for use as antitumour agents
Issued: July 27, 2010
Inventor(s): Gallego; Pilar & Cuevas; Carmen & Munt; Simon & Manzanares; Ignacio & Martinez; Valentin
Assignee(s): Pharma Mar, S.A.
Derivatives of ecteinascidin 736 of general formula (I) wherein the groups R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, OH, OR′, SH, SR′, SOR′, SO2R′, C(═O)R′, C(═O)OR′, NO2, NH2, NHR′, N(R′)2, NHC(O)R′, CN, halogen, ═O, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C25 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C18 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C18 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic; wherein X is independently selected of OR′, CN, (═O), or H; wherein each of the R′ groups is independently selected from the group consisting of H, OH, NO2, NH2, SH, CN, halogen, ═O, C(═O)H, C(═O)CH3, CO2H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C25 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C18 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C18 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl; wherein m is 0, 1 or 2; and wherein n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, and their use as antitumoral agent.
Patent expiration dates:
- December 13, 2024✓✓✓
- December 13, 2024
Exclusivity is exclusive marketing rights granted by the FDA upon approval of a drug and can run concurrently with a patent or not. Exclusivity is a statutory provision and is granted to an NDA applicant if statutory requirements are met.
Exclusivity expiration dates:
- June 15, 2025 - NEW CHEMICAL ENTITY
- June 15, 2027 -
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