Drug Profile


Latest Information Update: 27 Jan 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Novo Nordisk
  • Developer Helsinn Therapeutics; Novo Nordisk
  • Class Hormones; Oligopeptides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Growth hormone releasing factor agonists
  • 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

  • No development reported Gastrointestinal motility disorders; Postoperative ileus
  • Discontinued Growth disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 20 May 2011 Helsinn Therapeutics initiates enrolment in a phase IIb trial for Postoperative ileus in USA (NCT01280344)
  • 28 Jan 2009 Sapphire Therapeutics has been acquired and merged into Helsinn
  • 20 Feb 2007 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Postoperative ileus in USA (IV-infusion)
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