VK 0612

Drug Profile

VK 0612

Alternative Names: MB 07803; VK-0612

Latest Information Update: 16 May 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Metabasis Therapeutics
  • Developer Viking Therapeutics
  • Class Amino acids; Antihyperglycaemics; Oxazoles; Thiazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Fructose bisphosphatase 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

  • Phase II Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Mar 2017 Viking Therapeutics has patent protection and a pending patent application for VK 0612 in USA, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia and New Zealand
  • 30 Jun 2015 VK 0612 is still in phase II trials for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in USA
  • 22 May 2014 VK 0612 licensed to Viking Therapeutics worldwide
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