Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Ambicin N; Nisin; Nisin A

Latest Information Update: 11 Aug 2009

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At a glance

  • Originator Nutrition 21
  • Class Antibacterials; Antiseptics; Peptides
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Acute enterocolitis; Gingivitis; Gram-negative infections; Gram-positive infections; Impetigo; Intestinal infections; Nosocomial infections; Peptic ulcer

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Dec 2006 Discontinued - Preclinical for Intestinal infections in Japan (PO)
  • 20 Dec 2006 Discontinued - Preclinical for Intestinal infections in USA (PO)
  • 16 Aug 2000 AMBI licenses nisin rights to Biosynexus
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