Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Merimempodib; MMPD; VI-21,497; VX-497

Latest Information Update: 29 Jul 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antiasthmatics; Antipsoriatics; Antirheumatics; Antivirals; Carbamates; Phenylurea compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Immunosuppressants; Inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase inhibitors
  • 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

  • Discontinued Hepatitis C; Psoriasis

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Jul 2016 Trek Therapeutics acquires merimepodib from Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • 31 Dec 2006 Discontinued - Phase-II for Hepatitis C in Europe (PO)
  • 31 Dec 2006 Discontinued - Phase-II for Hepatitis C in USA (PO)
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