Mepolizumab

Drug Profile

Mepolizumab

Alternative Names: 240563; Bosatria; Mepolizamab; Nucala; SB-240563

Latest Information Update: 14 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Developer GlaxoSmithKline; McMaster University
  • Class Antiasthmatics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action Interleukin 5 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Hypereosinophilic syndrome; Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Asthma
  • Preregistration Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Phase III Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Hypereosinophilic syndrome; Nasal polyps
  • Phase II Atopic dermatitis
  • No development reported Eosinophilic oesophagitis

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Sep 2017 GlaxoSmithKline plans to file an regulatory application for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017
  • 12 Sep 2017 Safety and efficacy data from the two phase III METREX and METREO trials in Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease released by GlaxoSmithKline
  • 11 Aug 2017 GlaxoSmithKline completes a phase III trial in pharmacokinetics trial for Asthma (In volunteers) in USA, Germany and United Kingdom (SC) (NCT03014674)
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