Research programme: encapsulated skin cancer therapeutics - Aphios

Drug Profile

Research programme: encapsulated skin cancer therapeutics - Aphios

Alternative Names: APH-0201; Betulinic acid nanosomes/nanospheres - Aphios; Dermos; Nanosomal paclitaxel - Aphios; Nanosome/nanosphere skin cancer therapeutics - Aphios

Latest Information Update: 17 Oct 2014

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At a glance

  • Originator Aphios Corporation
  • Class Lipoproteins; Triterpenes
  • Mechanism of Action Apoprotein stimulants; Caspase stimulants; Tubulin inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • Available For Licensing Yes - Malignant melanoma; Skin cancer

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Malignant melanoma; Skin cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Oct 2014 Preclinical development in Malignant melanoma is ongoing in the US
  • 17 Oct 2014 Dermos™ and APH 0201 (Betulinic acid) are available for licensing -
  • 10 Jul 2009 Preclinical (pre-IND) development of Dermos™ is ongoing in USA
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