Porcilis PRRS

Current status:
European Commission final decision


Porcilis PRRS is an immunological veterinary medicinal product containing the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The product is indicated for use in breeding and finishing pigs from 2 weeks of age.

The marketing authorisation holder Intervet International B.V. submitted an application for a Type II variation subject to mutual recognition procedure for Porcilis PRRS concerning simultaneous administration with Porcilis M Hyo. The application was submitted in the framework of Article 6 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1084/2003, where the Reference Member State was the United Kingdom and the Concerned Member States were Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal. The Mutual Recognition Procedure (UK/V/0145/001/II/007) started on 30 January 2009.

On 2 October 2009 the United Kingdom, referred the matter to the Agency under Article 39 of Directive 2001/82/EC as amended by reference to Article 6(12) of Regulation (EC) No 1084/2003 due to concerns raised by Spain relating to the quality and efficacy of the simultaneous administration of Porcilis PRRS with Porcilis M Hyo.

The referral procedure started on 14 October 2009. The Committee appointed Dr C. Rubio Montejano as rapporteur and Dr A.M. Brady as co-rapporteur. During the procedure Dr C. Muñoz Madero replaced Dr C. Rubio Montejano as rapporteur. Written explanations were provided by the marketing authorisation holder on 15 January 2010 and supplementary information was submitted on 20 April 2010.

Based on the rapporteurs' assessment of the currently available data, the CVMP adopted, on 19 May 2010, an opinion recommending that the variation application applied for the veterinary medicinal product Porcilis PRRS satisfies the criteria for approval.

The list of product names concerned is given in Annex I. The scientific conclusions are provided in Annex II together with the amended Summary of Product Characteristics and package leaflet in the Annex III.

The final opinion was converted into a decision by the European Commission on 16 August 2010.

Key facts

Approved name
Porcilis PRRS
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name

Live attenuated PRRS virus strain DV

Reference number
Articles 39 and 40

Follow-up referral.

European Commission final decision
Opinion date
EC decision date

All documents

Document description

  • Opinion - contains the CVMP opinion of the referred medicine(s)
  • List of the medicines affected by the referral (Annex I)
  • Scientific conclusions of the Committee (Annex II)

The following two documents may not always be available:

  • Changes to the summary of product characteristics, labeling or package leaflet ('annex III') - available when changes have been recommended by the Committee
  • Conditions of the marketing authorisation (Annex IV) - available when the Committee recommends measures to be taken for the marketing authorisation(s) such as safety measures or extra studies

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