Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Phosphomannopentaose sulfate; PI-88

Latest Information Update: 28 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Australian National University
  • Developer Medigen Biotechnology Corporation; Progen Pharmaceuticals; Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited; TBG Diagnostics Limited
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antithrombotics; Mannans; Oligosaccharides
  • Mechanism of Action Fibroblast growth factor inhibitors; Heparanase inhibitors; Heparin cofactor II stimulants; Lipoprotein-associated coagulation inhibitor stimulants; Vascular endothelial growth factor A inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Malignant melanoma; Liver cancer
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Liver cancer
  • Phase I/II Solid tumours
  • Discontinued Cardiovascular disorders; Malignant melanoma; Multiple myeloma; Non-small cell lung cancer; Prostate cancer; Thrombosis

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Jul 2017 Phase-III development for Liver cancer (Adjuvant therapy) is ongoing in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan (SC) (Medigen Biotechnology website, July 2017) (TBG Diagnostics Limited Annual Report 2016)
  • 01 Mar 2016 Medigen Biotechnology terminates a phase III trial in Liver cancer (Adjuvant therapy) in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan (SC) (NCT01402908)
  • 02 Jun 2015 Phase-III development for Liver cancer (Adjuvant therapy) is ongoing in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan
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