Indolepropionic acid - ViroPharma Incorporated

Drug Profile

Indolepropionic acid - ViroPharma Incorporated

Alternative Names: IN-OX1; Indole-3-propionic acid; IPA - ViroPharma Incorporated; OX-1; Oxigon; SHP 22; SHP-622; VP-20629

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator New York University; University of South Alabama
  • Developer Intellect Neurosciences; ViroPharma Incorporated
  • Class Antidementias; Indoles; Neuroprotectants; Propionic acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Amyloid inhibitors; Antioxidants; Chelating agents; Free radical scavengers; Protein aggregation inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • No development reported Alzheimer's disease; Friedreich's ataxia

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Friedreich's ataxia in USA (PO, Capsule)
  • 01 Jul 2015 Shire ViroPharma completes a phase I trial in Friedreich's ataxia in USA (NCT01898884)
  • 11 Mar 2014 ViroPharma is now called Shire ViroPharma
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