Drug Profile


Alternative Names: BI 1356; BI 1356 BS; Dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor - Boehringer Ingelheim; Ondero; Tradjenta; Trajenta; Trayenta; Trazenta

Latest Information Update: 05 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Developer Boehringer Ingelheim; Eli Lilly
  • Class Alkynes; Antihyperglycaemics; Piperidines; Purines; Quinazolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action CD26 antigen 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

  • Marketed Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Phase III Diabetic nephropathies

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Sep 2017 Efficacy data from a phase III trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD-2017)
  • 15 Dec 2016 Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of EMA adopts a positive opinion recommending approval of linagliptin for extension to an existing indication of Type-2 diabetes mellitus
  • 19 Sep 2016 Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim plan a phase III trial for Type-2 diabetes mellitus (Adjunctive treatment) in China (PO) (NCT02897349)
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