Roxadustat - Astellas Pharma/AstraZeneca/FibroGen

Drug Profile

Roxadustat - Astellas Pharma/AstraZeneca/FibroGen

Alternative Names: ASP 1517; AZD 9941; FG-4592; Roxadustat

Latest Information Update: 06 Dec 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator FibroGen
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; AstraZeneca; FibroGen
  • Class Amides; Antianaemics; Carboxylic acids; Isoquinolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Hypoxia-inducible factor-proline dioxygenase 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

  • Preregistration Anaemia
  • Discontinued Sickle cell anaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Nov 2017 FibroGen plans a phase III trial for Anaemia (associated with Myelodysplastic syndrome) in USA in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • 01 Nov 2017 Astellas completes a phase III trial in Anaemia in United Kingdom, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Hungary, Greece, Belarus, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine (PO) (NCT01887600)
  • 31 Oct 2017 Top-line efficacy data from a phase III trial in Anaemia (In chronic kidney disease patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis) released by Astellas and FibroGen
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