Thalidomide

Drug Profile

Thalidomide

Alternative Names: Alpha-N-phthalimidoglutarimide; K-17; NSC-66847; Synovir; Thaled; Thalidomide Celgene; Thalidomide Pharmion; Thalomid

Latest Information Update: 12 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator EntreMed; National Cancer Institute (USA); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Institutes of Health (USA); University of Pennsylvania
  • Developer Celgene Corporation; Erkim; Fujimoto Pharmaceutical; Laphal; Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Class Antileprotics; Phthalimides; Piperidones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Angiogenesis inhibitors; Immunosuppressants; Tumour necrosis factor inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Graft-versus-host disease; Cachexia; Multiple myeloma; Aphthous stomatitis; Crohn's disease; Leprosy; Kaposi's sarcoma; Mycobacterial infections; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Brain cancer
  • 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.

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Leprosy; Multiple myeloma
  • Phase II Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia
  • No development reported Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Aug 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 16 Jun 2014 EntreMed is now called CASI Pharmaceuticals
  • 20 Nov 2012 Phase-II clinical trials in Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (combination therapy) in USA (PO)
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