Research programme: antibacterials - Novexel

Drug Profile

Research programme: antibacterials - Novexel

Alternative Names: AVE 2221A; AVE 6971; AVE 6971A; NXL 105

Latest Information Update: 23 Mar 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Novexel; sanofi-aventis
  • Developer Novexel
  • Class Quinolines
  • Mechanism of Action Cell wall inhibitors; DNA topoisomerase inhibitors; Protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Bacterial infections; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections; Nosocomial infections; Pseudomonal infections

Most Recent Events

  • 18 Mar 2009 Novexel has selected NXL 105 as a lead candidate for further preclinical development in Pseudomonal infections
  • 18 Mar 2009 Preclinical trials in Pseudomonal infections in France (unspecified route)
  • 16 Aug 2007 Preclinical development is ongoing
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