Ascorbic acid/menadione

Drug Profile

Ascorbic acid/menadione

Alternative Names: Apatone; Apatone-B

Latest Information Update: 28 Jan 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Summa Health System
  • Developer IC-MedTech; Summa Health System
  • Class Naphthoquinones; Small molecules; Sugar acids; Vitamins
  • Mechanism of Action Antioxidants; NF-kappa B inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Bladder cancer
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Joint disorders
  • Phase I/II Prostate cancer
  • Preclinical Polycystic kidney disease
  • Discontinued Wounds

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Jan 2016 Ascorbic acid/menadione is available for licensing -
  • 10 Aug 2015 Development of ascorbic acid/menadione is ongoing in USA
  • 10 Aug 2015 Discontinued - Clinical-Phase-Unknown for Wounds in USA (Topical)
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