Drug Profile


Alternative Names: DRM-05; Lemuteporfin topical solution; Lemuteporphin; LTS; QLT-0074

Latest Information Update: 30 Nov 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator UCB
  • Developer Dermira; QLT
  • Class Antineoplastics; Ethylene glycols; Porphyrins; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Apoprotein stimulants; Immunosuppressants; Photosensitisers
  • 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

  • Preclinical Acne
  • Discontinued Autoimmune disorders; Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Male pattern baldness

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 29 Nov 2016 QLT acquired Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and later QLT changed its name to Novelion Therapeutics
  • 30 Jun 2015 Lemuteporfin is still in preclinical trials for Acne in USA
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