Drug Profile


Alternative Names: EF 9; Foscan; KW 2345; m-THPC; meta-Tetrahydroxyphenyl chlorin

Latest Information Update: 15 Feb 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator QuantaNova
  • Developer biolitec; University of Salzburg
  • Class Antineoplastics; Mesoporphyrins
  • Mechanism of Action Photosensitisers; Reactive oxygen species stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Head and neck cancer
  • Phase II Basal cell cancer; Cholangiocarcinoma; Lipoma; Prostate cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2008 Kirin Pharma Company has merged with Kyowa Hakko to form Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • 17 Mar 2003 A study has been added to the Cancer therapeutic trials section
  • 07 Mar 2002 Suspended - Preregistration for Head and neck cancer in USA (IV-infusion)
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