Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ABR-215062; Laquinimod sodium; Nerventra; SAIK-MS; TV-5600

Latest Information Update: 20 May 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Active Biotech
  • Developer Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; National University of Singapore; Ruhr-University Bochum; Tel Aviv University; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; University College London; University of British Columbia
  • Class Quinolones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists; Brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression stimulants; Immunomodulators; Neuron stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Huntington's disease
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preregistration Multiple sclerosis
  • Phase II Crohn's disease; Huntington's disease
  • No development reported Lupus nephritis
  • Discontinued Systemic lupus erythematosus

Most Recent Events

  • 16 Feb 2017 Laquinimod receives Orphan Drug status for Huntington's disease in USA before February 2017
  • 19 Sep 2016 The USFDA rescinds the Special Protocol Assessment for the phase III CONCERTO trial
  • 07 Oct 2015 Interim pharmacodynamics data from preclinical trials in Multiple sclerosis released by Teva
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