Mechanism Of Action

Mechanism of Action


Synergistic Ratio

Fixed 1:5 molar ratio of daunorubicin and cytarabine has been shown to produce a synergistic effect in vitro3

Prolonged Delivery

Synergistic molar ratio maintained for a prolonged period of time – over 24 hours after administration3

High Concentration

Vyxeos liposomes accumulate and persist in the bone marrow in high concentrations3

Preferential Uptake

Vyxeos is preferentially taken up by leukaemia cells vs normal bone marrow cells3


  1. Tolcher AW, Mayer LD. Future Oncol 2018; 14(13):1317-32.
  2. Lancet JE et al. 2018. J Clin Oncol 2018. Published online ahead of print. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.77.6112
  3. VYXEOS Summary of product characteristics





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