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This medicine is now known as etoposide toniribate.

On 4 June 2014, orphan designation (EU/3/14/1270) was granted by the European Commission to CellAct Pharma GmbH, Germany, for (5R,5aR,8aR,9S)-9-[[4,6-O-[(R)-Ethylidene]-β-D-glucopyranosyl]-oxy]-5-(4-({[(2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)methoxy]carbonyl}oxy)-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-5,8,8a,9-tetrahydroisobenzofuro[5,6-f][1,3]benzodioxol-6(5aH)-one for the treatment of biliary tract cancer.

The sponsorship was transferred to Mundipharma Corporation (Ireland) Limited, Ireland in April 2019.

Key facts

Active substance
(5R,5aR,8aR,9S)-9-[[4,6-O-[(R)-Ethylidene]-β-D-glucopyranosyl]-oxy]-5-(4-({[(2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)methoxy]carbonyl}oxy)-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-5,8,8a,9-tetrahydroisobenzofuro[5,6-f][1,3]benzodioxol-6(5aH)-one (etoposide toniribate)
Disease / condition
Treatment of biliary tract cancer
Date of first decision
EU designation number

Sponsor's contact details

Mundipharma Corporation (Ireland) Limited
Millbank House
18 Arkle Road
Sandyford Industrial Estate
Dublin 18
Co. Dublin
D18 C6R3
Tel. +353 1 2063800

Patients' organisations

For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:

  • European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.
  • Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe;

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