Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CEP-41601; GX 15-070; GX15-070MS; Obatoclax mesylate

Latest Information Update: 09 Feb 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Gemin X Biotechnologies
  • Class Antineoplastics; Pyrroles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Apoptosis stimulants; Autophagy stimulants; Proto-oncogene protein c-bcl-2 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Myelodysplastic syndromes; Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; Myelofibrosis
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia; Follicular lymphoma; Mantle-cell lymphoma; Multiple myeloma; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Myelofibrosis; Non-small cell lung cancer; Small cell lung cancer; Systemic mastocytosis

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Dec 2013 Discontinued - Phase-I for Multiple myeloma in USA (IV)
  • 31 Dec 2013 Discontinued - Phase-I/II for Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in USA and Canada (IV)
  • 31 Dec 2013 Discontinued - Phase-I/II for Mantle cell lymphoma (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (IV)
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