Hypericin

Drug Profile

Hypericin

Alternative Names: SGX 301; VIMRxyn

Latest Information Update: 11 Feb 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator New York University; Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Developer Soligenix
  • Class Anthraquinones; Anti-inflammatories; Antidepressants; Antipsoriatics; Antivirals; Cytostatics; Diagnostic agents; Perylenes; Polycyclic compounds; Radiation-sensitising agents; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cell death stimulants; Photosensitisers; Singlet oxygen stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Cutaneous T cell lymphoma; 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.

    Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • Discontinued Glioma; Hepatitis C; HIV infections; Hyperhidrosis; Kaposi's sarcoma; Psoriasis

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Feb 2016 Discontinued - Phase-II for Psoriasis in USA (Topical)
  • 14 Dec 2015 Phase-III clinical trials in Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Early-stage disease) in USA (Topical) (NCT02448381)
  • 04 Aug 2015 Hypericin receives Orphan Drug status for Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in European Union
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