Drug Profile


Alternative Names: PhotoPoint SnET2; Photrex; Purlytin; REM-001; REM-001 Therapy; Rostaporfin-PDT; Sn(IV) etiopurpurin; SnET2; SnET2-PDT; Tin ethyl etiopurpurin

Latest Information Update: 13 Apr 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator
  • Developer Adgero Biopharmaceuticals; Miravant Medical Technologies
  • Class Antineoplastics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Lipid peroxidation stimulants; 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

  • Phase III Breast cancer
  • Phase I/II Basal cell cancer
  • No development reported Age-related macular degeneration; Psoriasis
  • Discontinued Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Brain cancer; Coronary artery restenosis; Diabetic retinopathy; Glaucoma; Head and neck cancer; Kaposi's sarcoma; Lung cancer; Prostate cancer; Skin cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Apr 2017 Efficacy data from the phase II/III trials in Breast cancer released by Adgero Biopharmaceuticals
  • 05 Jan 2017 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Basal cell cancer (Recurrent) in USA (IV)
  • 05 Jan 2016 Phase-III clinical trials in Breast cancer (Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (IV) before January 2016
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