Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Aptocine; Laserphyrin; Leserfin; Litx; LS 11; ME 2906; Mono-L-aspartyl chlorin e6; NP e6; NPE 6; Taporfin sodium

Latest Information Update: 06 May 2015

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Meiji Seika Kaisha
  • Developer Light Sciences Oncology; Meiji Seika Pharma; The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Class Porphyrins; 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Glioma; Lung cancer
  • Preregistration Oesophageal cancer
  • Phase II Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • No development reported Cardiovascular disorders; Colorectal cancer; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Prostate cancer
  • Discontinued Age-related macular degeneration; Neurofibromatoses

Most Recent Events

  • 06 May 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-I/II for Hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwan (IV)
  • 06 May 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-III for Colorectal cancer (Metastatic disease) in USA, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden and Ukraine (IV)
  • 06 May 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-III for Hepatocellular carcinoma in USA, Australia, China, Croatia, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Philippines, Poland, Malaysia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand (IV)
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