Aminolevulinic acid - Biofrontera

Drug Profile

Aminolevulinic acid - Biofrontera

Alternative Names: 5-Aminolevulinic acid - Biofrontera; Ameluz; Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride - Biofrontera; BF-200 ALA

Latest Information Update: 18 Dec 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator ASAT AG
  • Developer Biofrontera AG; Louis Widmer
  • Class Amino acids; Antineoplastics; Keto acids; Levulinic acids; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Photosensitisers
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Actinic keratosis
  • Phase III Basal cell cancer
  • No development reported Condylomata acuminata

Most Recent Events

  • 19 Sep 2017 Biofrontera completes a phase III trial for Actinic keratosis in Germany and Spain (Topical) (EudraCT2015-004382-83)
  • 28 Jul 2017 Biofrontera Bioscience initiates enrolment in a phase III trial for Actinic keratosis in Germany (EudraCT2017-000486-72)
  • 21 Jul 2016 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopts a positive opinion recommending an extension to the existing indication of Actinic keratosis for aminolevulinic acid
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