Mecasermin

Drug Profile

Mecasermin

Alternative Names: FK 780; IGF-1; Increlex; Insulin-like growth factor-1; rhIGF-I; Somatomedin-1

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Genentech
  • Developer Ipsen; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals; Tercica
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Growth factors; Peptides
  • Mechanism of Action Insulin-like growth factor I stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Short stature
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Short stature
  • Discontinued Diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 16 Feb 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 09 May 2014 9162573 - sale figures for North America - haven't added
  • 26 Feb 2013 Tercica is now called Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals
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