Darbepoetin alfa

Drug Profile

Darbepoetin alfa

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

Latest Information Update: 20 May 2017

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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Anaemia
  • Phase III Breast cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Mar 2017 Amgen completes a phase III trial for Anaemia (in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes) in Belgium (NCT02175277)
  • 03 Dec 2016 Efficacy data from the phase III Arcade trial in Anaemia presented at the 58th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology
  • 21 Oct 2016 Preregistration for Anaemia (In patients with renal failure) in Indonesia (SC) (Kyowa Hakko Kirin pipeline, October 2016)
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