Darbepoetin alfa - Kirin/Amgen

Drug Profile

Darbepoetin alfa - Kirin/Amgen

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

Latest Information Update: 13 Nov 2017

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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

  • 19 Oct 2017 Amgen completes the START-CKD trial in Anaemia in Puerto Rico and USA (SC) (NCT01652872)
  • 05 Oct 2017 Amgen completes a phase II trial in Anaemia (Chemotherapy-induced, In adolescents, In children, In infants, In neonates) in Belgium (IV, Injection) before October 2017 (EudraCT2008-001721-34)
  • 14 Sep 2017 Amgen completes the phase III ARCADE trial in Anaemia (in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes) in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland (NCT01362140)
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