Mepolizumab - GlaxoSmithKline

Drug Profile

Mepolizumab - GlaxoSmithKline

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

Latest Information Update: 05 Jan 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Developer GlaxoSmithKline; McMaster University; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 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
  • Registered Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Preregistration Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Phase III Hypereosinophilic syndrome; Nasal polyps
  • Phase II Atopic dermatitis
  • No development reported Eosinophilic oesophagitis

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Dec 2017 Registered for Churg-Strauss syndrome (Adjunctive treatment) in USA (SC)
  • 12 Dec 2017 Mepolizumab received priority review status for Churg-Strauss syndrome in USA, before December 2017
  • 30 Nov 2017 GlaxoSmithKline completes a phase III trial in Asthma (Adjunctive treatment, In adolescents, In adults) in Germany, Australia, Canada, Russia and United Kingdom, USA and Sweden (SC) (NCT03099096) (EudraCT2016-001832-36)
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