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Systematic (IUPAC) name
methyl (2β,3β,4β,5α,12β,19α)- 4-(acetyloxy)- 15-[(4R,6R,8S)- 4-(1,1-difluoroethyl)- 8-(methoxycarbonyl)- 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-octahydro- 2,6-methanoazecino[4,3-b]indol- 8-yl]- 3-hydroxy- 16-methoxy- 1-methyl- 6,7-didehydroaspidospermidine- 3-carboxylate
Clinical data
Licence data EMA:
Legal status
  • (Prescription only)
Routes of
CAS Registry Number  YesY
ATC code L01
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Chemical data
Formula C45H54F2N4O8
Molecular mass 816.92 g/mol

Vinflunine (INN, trade name Javlor) is a novel fluorinated Vinca alkaloid[1] undergoing research for the treatment of bladder cancer. It was originally discovered by the team of the Professor Jean-Claude Jacquesy (UMR CNRS 6514 - Poitiers University),[2] developed by Laboratoires Pierre Fabre and was licensed to Bristol-Myers Squibb for development in certain countries, including the United States.

On November 23, 2007, Pierre Fabre and BMS announced that they are terminating their license agreement for the development of vinflunine.[3]


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  2. ^ Vinca Alkaloids in Superacidic Media: A Method for Creating a New Family of Antitumor Derivatives Fahy, J.; Duflos, A.; Ribet, J.-P.; Jacquesy, J.-C.; Berrier, C.; Jouannetaud, M.-P.; Zunino, F. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 1997; 119(36); 8576-8577.
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