Elosulfase alfa

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Elosulfase alfa
Clinical data
Trade names Vimizim
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License data
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
ATC code
Legal status
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CAS Number
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C5020H7588N1364O1418S34
Molar mass 110.8 kg/mol

Elosulfase alfa (trade name Vimizim) is a drug for the treatment of Morquio syndrome which is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase. Elosulfase alfa is a synthetic version of this enzyme.

Elosulfase alfa was developed by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and approved for use in the US by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014.[1]

The drug is used in enzyme replacement therapy; a 2014 study confirmed it was effective on young patients with Morquio syndrome type A.[2] Treatment with this medication was most effective upon respiratory symptoms, activities of daily living and growth, as confirmed in a 2015 paper.[3]