Darbepoetin alfa

Drug Profile

Darbepoetin alfa

Alternative Names: Aranesp; Darbepoetin-α; KRN-321; Nesp; Nespo; Novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein

Latest Information Update: 17 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Kirin-Amgen
  • Developer Amgen; Kirin-Amgen; Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • Class Antianaemics; Recombinant erythropoietins
  • Mechanism of Action Erythropoiesis stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Anaemia
  • Phase III Breast cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Oct 2016 Preregistration for Anaemia (In patients with renal failure) in Indonesia (SC) (Kyowa Hakko Kirin pipeline, October 2016)
  • 21 Oct 2016 Kirin Amgen files applications for Anaemia (In patients with myelodysplastic syndromes) in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore (Kyowa Hakko Kirin pipeline, October 2016)
  • 16 Jun 2016 Aggen withdraws a phase I trial in Anaemia in Finland due to difficulty in enrolment (NCT01428154)
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