Phosphodiesterase IV inhibitor - Celltech/Merck

Drug Profile

Phosphodiesterase IV inhibitor - Celltech/Merck

Alternative Names: PDE4 inhibitor - Celltech/Merck

Latest Information Update: 21 Sep 2007

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At a glance

  • Originator Celltech Group
  • Developer Merck & Co
  • Class
  • Mechanism of Action Type 4 cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Jul 2003 Phase-I clinical trials in Asthma in USA (PO)
  • 21 Jul 2003 Phase-I clinical trials in Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in USA (PO)
  • 08 May 2003 Discontinued - Phase-II for Asthma in USA (PO)
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