Taliglucerase alfa

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Taliglucerase alfa
Clinical data
Trade names Elelyso / Uplyso (Latin America)
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
Routes of
Intravenous infusion
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Biological half-life 18.9-28.7 minutes
CAS Number
  • none
Chemical and physical data
Formula C2580H3918N680O727S17
Molar mass 56637.9397 g/mol

Taliglucerase alfa, commercially known as Elelyso, is a biopharmaceutical drug developed by Protalix and Pfizer.[1][2] The drug, a recombinant glucocerebrosidase used to treat Gaucher's disease, was the first plant-made pharmaceutical to win approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.[3][4] Each vial has 200 units of taliglucerase alfa.

Approval history[edit]

U.S. FDA New Drug Application (NDA) was granted approval in May 2012 for use in adults.[5][6] U.S. FDA Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for pediatric use was granted approved in August 2014.[7] In Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Health granted approval in September 2012.[8] In Brazil, the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) granted approval in March 2013. In Canada, Health Canada issued a Notice of Compliance in May 2014 for both adults and paediatric patients.[9]

Taliglucerase alfa is made by the Israeli biotherapeutics company Protalix and sold by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer

See also[edit]