Huperzine A - Neuro-Hitech/Xel

Drug Profile

Huperzine A - Neuro-Hitech/Xel

Alternative Names: HupA transdermal; Qian-ceng-ta transdermal; XEL 001HG; XEL 001HP

Latest Information Update: 26 Mar 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Mayo Clinic
  • Developer Guangzhou Xiangxue Pharmaceuticals; Neuro-Hitech; Xel Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Alkaloids; Neuroprotectants; Nootropics; Sesquiterpenes
  • Mechanism of Action Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors; Amyloid beta-protein inhibitors; Antioxidants; NMDA receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I Alzheimer's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Mar 2010 Huperzine A transdermal is in active development
  • 11 Sep 2008 Xel Pharmaceuticals completes preclinical development of a prototype huperzine A, once-weekly, transdermal patch for Alzheimer's disease in USA
  • 11 Mar 2008 Preclinical development is ongoing
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