Research programme: CTLA4-Ig fusion proteins - Perseid Therapeutics

Drug Profile

Research programme: CTLA4-Ig fusion proteins - Perseid Therapeutics

Alternative Names: MAXY-12; MAXY-4; MAXY-740

Latest Information Update: 23 May 2011

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At a glance

  • Originator Maxygen
  • Developer Perseid Therapeutics
  • Class Immunoglobulin fusion proteins
  • Mechanism of Action CD28 antigen inhibitors; Immunosuppressants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Autoimmune disorders; Rheumatoid arthritis; Transplant rejection

Most Recent Events

  • 17 May 2011 Perseid Therapeutics has been acquired by Astellas Pharma
  • 01 Feb 2011 A lead candidate, ASP 2408, enters into clinical development in the US
  • 25 Jan 2010 Preclinical development is ongoing in the US
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