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Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Drug Names(s): Fomivirsen Sodium Intravitreal Injectable

Description: Vitravene (fomivirsen sodium intravitreal injectable, formerly Isis-2922) is a phosphorothioate oligonucleotide that inhibits human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication. It became the first antisense compound to be approved for marketing in the United States on August 26, 1998. It is specifically indicated for the local treatment of CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS, who are intolerant of or have a contraindication to other treatments for CMV retinitis or who were insufficiently responsive to previous treatments for CMV retinitis.

Partners: Novartis AG

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