Research programme: melanocortin receptor modulators - Palatin Technologies

Drug Profile

Research programme: melanocortin receptor modulators - Palatin Technologies

Alternative Names: PL-8177; PL-8905; PT 18

Latest Information Update: 26 Sep 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Palatin Technologies
  • Class Peptides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Melanocortin receptor agonists; Melanocortin type 1 receptor agonists; Melanocortin type 3 receptor agonists; Melanocortin type 4 receptor agonists; Melanocortin type 4 receptor antagonists; Melanocortin type 5 receptor modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Cachexia; Diabetes mellitus; Dry eyes; Erythropoietic protoporphyria; Inflammation; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Kidney disorders; Nephritis; Obesity; Uveitis; Vitiligo

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Sep 2016 Palatin Technologies receives patent allowance for melanocortin-receptor-1 peptides in USA
  • 26 May 2016 Palatin Technologies receives Notice of Allowance for melanocortin receptor-1 (MC1r) peptides in USA
  • 13 Oct 2015 Preclinical trials in Diabetes mellitus in USA (unspecified route)
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