Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Batenac®; Befral®; Cerate®; Mibefradil dihydrochloride; Posicor®; Quota®; RO 40-5967; Taxben®

Latest Information Update: 29 Sep 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Roche
  • Developer Cavion
  • Class Antihypertensives; Benzimidazoles; Ischaemic heart disorder therapies; Small molecules; Tetrahydronaphthalenes; Vasodilators
  • Mechanism of Action Cell division modulators; DNA repair inhibitors; T type calcium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Pancreatic cancer; Ovarian cancer; Glioblastoma
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I Glioblastoma; Glioma
  • Preclinical Ovarian cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Solid tumours
  • Market Withdrawal Angina pectoris; Hypertension
  • Discontinued Arrhythmias; Heart failure

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Sep 2016 Cavion plans a clinical trial for Brain cancer (In newly diagnosed)
  • 26 Sep 2016 Cavion plans a phase I trial for Glioblastoma (Newly diagnosed)
  • 30 May 2015 Cavion plans a phase I trial for glioblastoma (First-line therapy) in USA
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