Somatropin oral - Emisphere Technologies

Drug Profile

Somatropin oral - Emisphere Technologies

Alternative Names: Oral recombinant human growth hormone - Emisphere Technologies/Novartis; rhGH - Emisphere Technologies/Novartis

Latest Information Update: 04 May 2012

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At a glance

  • Originator Emisphere Technologies
  • Developer Emisphere Technologies; Novartis
  • Class Growth hormones; Hormonal replacements
  • Mechanism of Action Somatotropin receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Growth disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 16 Jul 2013 Biomarkers information updated
  • 13 Aug 2011 Novartis terminates its licence for oral somatropin
  • 13 Aug 2011 Discontinued - Phase-I for Growth disorders in USA (PO)
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