Ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid - Amarin

Drug Profile

Ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid - Amarin

Alternative Names: AMR-101; Eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester - Amarin; Ethyl eicosapentaenoate; Ethyl eicosopentaenoate; Ethyl icopenate; Ethyl-EPA; Icosapent ethyl; LAX 101c; LAX-101; Miraxion™; Pure EPA; Ultra-pure eicosapentaenoic acid; Ultra-pure EPA; Vascepa

Latest Information Update: 26 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Scarista
  • Developer Amarin Corporation
  • Class Antidepressants; Antihyperlipidaemics; Antiplatelets; Eicosanoids; Esters; Omega 3 fatty acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Phospholipase A2 inhibitors
  • 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
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypertriglyceridaemia
  • Discontinued Huntington's disease; Major depressive disorder; Memory disorders; Parkinson's disease; Psychotic disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Sep 2017 Ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid - Amarin sub-licensed to HLS Therapeutics in Canada
  • 25 Sep 2017 Amarin Corporation and HLS Therapeutics announce intention to submit NDS to Health Canada for Hypertriglyceridaemia
  • 03 May 2017 China regulatory authorities approves the clinical trial application for Hypertriglyceridaemia from Eddingpharm
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