Research programme: neuronal stem cell therapeutics - Samaritan/McGill University

Drug Profile

Research programme: neuronal stem cell therapeutics - Samaritan/McGill University

Alternative Names: SP-sc4; SP-sc7

Latest Information Update: 29 Jan 2008

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At a glance

  • Originator Georgetown University; McGill University; Samaritan Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer CHDI; McGill University; Samaritan Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Small molecules; Stem cell factors
  • Mechanism of Action Stem cell stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Alzheimer's disease; Huntington's disease; Neurodegenerative disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jan 2008 The CHDI Foundation has non-exclusively licensed six compounds, including Sp sc4 and Sp sc7, for evaluation as potential therapeutics for Huntington's disease
  • 24 Jan 2008 Preclinical trials in Huntington's disease in USA (unspecified route)
  • 31 Jul 2007 Samaritan Pharmaceuticals has signed a research collaboration and licensing agreement with McGill University
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