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Triheptanoin: First Approval

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posted on 2020-09-10, 06:08 authored by Matt Shirley

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

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 comments received were made by the author on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Matt Shirley is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.
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Triheptanoin (Dojolvi™), a synthetic medium-chain triglyceride, is being developed by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical as a pharmaceutical-grade anaplerotic compound for use in the treatment of inherited metabolic disorders. In June 2020, triheptanoin received its first regulatory approval, in the USA, for use as a source of calories and fatty acids for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with molecularly confirmed long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD). Triheptanoin has also been investigated for use as a treatment in a range of other metabolic disorders or other diseases where energy deficiency is implicated. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of triheptanoin leading to this first regulatory approval for use in the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with LC-FAOD.

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