Research programme: small molecule therapeutics - Aptose Biosciences

Drug Profile

Research programme: small molecule therapeutics - Aptose Biosciences

Alternative Names: LOR 253 derivatives; LOR-220; LOR-253 oral derivatives; LOR-264; LOR-500; ML-220

Latest Information Update: 04 Sep 2014

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At a glance

  • Originator Lorus Therapeutics
  • Developer Aptose Biosciences
  • Class Imidazoles; Indoles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cell cycle inhibitors; GKLF protein stimulants; MELK protein inhibitors; Signal transduction pathway inhibitors; Transcription factor MTF-1 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
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Bacterial infections; Cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Sep 2014 Lorus Therapeutics is now called Aptose Biosciences
  • 01 Feb 2013 LOR 253 oral derivatives and LOR 220 are available for licensing
  • 02 Apr 2012 Animal survival data released by Lorus Pharmaceuticals .
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