Research programme: glutamate carboxypeptidase II inhibitors - Eisai

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Research programme: glutamate carboxypeptidase II inhibitors - Eisai

Latest Information Update: 28 Sep 2012

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At a glance

  • Originator Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute; MGI GP
  • Developer Eisai Co Ltd; Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute
  • Class Eye disorder therapies; Neuroprotectants
  • Mechanism of Action Glutamate carboxypeptidase II 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

  • Preclinical Eye disorders; Pain
  • Research Neurological disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Sep 2012 Santen Pharmaceuticals enters option agreement to license opthalmological compounds from Eisai
  • 12 Mar 2010 Early research in Neurological disorders in USA (unspecified route)
  • 29 Jan 2008 Eisai acquires MGI PHARMA
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