Hypericin

Drug Profile

Hypericin

Alternative Names: SGX 301; VIMRxyn

Latest Information Update: 20 Sep 2017

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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
  • 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

  • 18 Sep 2017 Soligenix receives SBIR grant from National Cancer Institute for Hypericin development in Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • 22 Feb 2017 Soligenix receives patent allowance for Hypericin in European Union
  • 03 Feb 2017 The United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency grants Promising Innovative Medicine designation for hypericin for the treatment of Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
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