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Maribavir: First Approval

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posted on 2022-02-14, 01:19 authored by Connie Kang


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Connie Kang is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Maribavir (LIVTENCITYTM), a cytomegalovirus (CMV) enzyme pUL97 kinase inhibitor, is being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of CMV infections. Maribavir was recently approved in the USA for the treatment of post-transplant CMV infection/disease that is refractory to treatment (with or without genotypic resistance) with ganciclovir, valganciclovir, cidofovir or foscarnet in adults and paediatric (≥ 12 years of age and weighing ≥ 35 kg) patients. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of maribavir leading to this first approval for CMV infections.

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