Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AF 37702; EPO mimetic - Affymax; Erythropoetin mimetic - Affymax; Hematide; Omontys; Peginesatide acetate

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Affymax
  • Developer Affymax; Takeda
  • Class Antianaemics; Peptides; Polyethylene glycols
  • Mechanism of Action Erythropoietin receptor agonists
  • 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

  • Market Withdrawal Anaemia
  • Discontinued Aplastic anaemia; Chemotherapy-induced anaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 30 Oct 2014 Discontinued - Phase-II for Anaemia in Europe (SC)
  • 30 Oct 2014 Discontinued - Phase-II for Anaemia in Russia (Parenteral)
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