Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Berubicin (B); Berubicin hydrochloride; Reata 744; RTA 744; WP744

Latest Information Update: 02 Jun 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Reata Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Anthracyclines; Antineoplastics
  • Mechanism of Action Type II DNA topoisomerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Glioma
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Brain cancer; Glioma; Neoplastic meningitis

Most Recent Events

  • 16 Apr 2008 Interim efficacy, adverse events and pharmacokinetics data from a Phase-I trial in Glioblastoma presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR-2008) ,
  • 09 Jul 2007 Data presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-2007) added to the adverse events, pharmacokinetics and Cancer therapeutic trials sections ,
  • 30 Oct 2006 Berubicin receives orphan drug status for the treatment of malignant gliomas in USA
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