Aminolevulinic acid - DUSA

Drug Profile

Aminolevulinic acid - DUSA

Alternative Names: 5 ALA; 5-Aminolaevulinic acid; 5-Aminolevulinic acid; ALA - DUSA; aminolevulinic acid HCL - DUSA; Delta-aminolevulinic acid; Levulan PDT; Levulan photodynamic therapy; Levulan/Kerastick; Levulan™

Latest Information Update: 13 Jun 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator PARTEQ Innovations
  • Developer Cleveland Clinic; DUSA Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Amino acids; Antineoplastics; Keto acids; Levulinic acids; Oxidants; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Photosensitisers
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Oesophageal dysplasia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Actinic keratosis
  • Phase II Basal cell nevus syndrome; Brain cancer
  • Suspended Warts
  • No development reported Barrett's oesophagus
  • Discontinued Acne vulgaris; Leucoplakia; Oesophageal cancer; Photodamage; Psoriasis; Skin cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jan 2017 DUSA Pharmaceuticals plans a phase III trial for Actinic keratosis in USA (NCT03024060)
  • 12 Sep 2016 DUSA Pharmaceuticals completes a phase II trial in Actinic keratosis in USA (Topical) (NCT02632110)
  • 01 Sep 2016 DUSA Pharmaceuticals completes a phase II trial for Actinic keratosis in USA (NCT02239679)
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