Research programme: AMPA receptor agonists - RespireRx

Drug Profile

Research programme: AMPA receptor agonists - RespireRx

Alternative Names: Ampakines; CX 929; CX1501; CX1763; CX1796; CX1837; CX1846; CX1942; CX2007; CX2076; CX516; CX614; CX707

Latest Information Update: 06 Apr 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Cortex Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Cortex Pharmaceuticals; RespireRx Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action AMPA receptor agonists; Brain derived neurotrophic 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

  • Preclinical Respiratory insufficiency; Spinal cord injuries
  • No development reported Alzheimer's disease; Anxiety disorders; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Fragile X syndrome; Huntington's disease; Major depressive disorder; Mild cognitive impairment; Parkinson's disease; Rett syndrome; Schizophrenia; Sleep apnoea syndrome; Stroke
  • Discontinued Autistic disorder; Chronic brain damage

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Apr 2016 Preclinical development is ongoing for Spinal cord injuries in USA
  • 17 Dec 2015 Cortex Pharmaceuticals is now called RespireRx Pharmaceuticals
  • 30 Jun 2015 Cortex Pharmaceuticals receives research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for CX 1942 and other related compounds in Respiratory insufficiency
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