alipogene tiparvovec

This medicine is now withdrawn from use in the European Union.


The marketing authorisation for Glybera has expired following the marketing-authorisation holder’s decision not to apply for a renewal.

This product was originally designated an orphan medicine on 8 March 2004. Glybera was withdrawn from the Community register of orphan medicinal products by the European Commission in October 2017 at the time of the withdrawal of the marketing authorisation.

This EPAR was last updated on 30/10/2017

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
alipogene tiparvovec
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
alipogene tiparvovec
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type I
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Additional monitoringAdditional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.

Exceptional circumstancesExceptional circumstances

This medicine was authorised under exceptional circumstances, because the applicant was unable to provide comprehensive data on the efficacy and safety of the medicine under normal conditions of use. This can happen because the condition to be treated is rare or because collection of full information is not possible or is unethical. For more information, see Pre-authorisation guidance.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
uniQure biopharma B.V. 
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address
uniQure biopharma B.V.
Meibergdreef 61
NL-1105 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Product information

20/04/2017 Glybera - EMEA/H/C/002145 - S/0057

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Product information documents contain:

  • summary of product characteristics (annex I);
  • manufacturing authorisation holder responsible for batch release (annex IIA);
  • conditions of the marketing authorisation (annex IIB);
  • labelling (annex IIIA);
  • package leaflet (annex IIIB).

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Lipid modifying agents

Therapeutic indication

Glybera is indicated for adult patients diagnosed with familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) and suffering from severe or multiple pancreatitis attacks despite dietary fat restrictions. The diagnosis of LPLD has to be confirmed by genetic testing. The indication is restricted to patients with detectable levels of LPL protein.

Assessment history

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