Research programme: peptide deformylase inhibitors - Oscient/Vernalis

Drug Profile

Research programme: peptide deformylase inhibitors - Oscient/Vernalis

Alternative Names: Metalloenzyme inhibitors - Oscient/Vernalis; Peptide deformylase inhibitors - British Biotech/GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals

Latest Information Update: 16 Aug 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Vernalis
  • Developer Oscient Pharmaceuticals; Vernalis
  • Class
  • Mechanism of Action Metalloprotease inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Bacterial infections

Most Recent Events

  • 30 May 2007 Preclinical development is ongoing
  • 30 Jun 2004 Compounds from this research programme are available for licensing (
  • 13 Apr 2004 Genome Therapeutics is now called Oscient Pharmaceuticals
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