Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ARRY-162; ARRY-438162; MEK-162; Mitogen activated kinase inhibitor

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Array BioPharma; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Developer Array BioPharma; German Cancer Research Center; Merck KGaA; Novartis; Pierre Fabre; Seoul National University Hospital; University of Heidelberg
  • Class Amides; Anti-inflammatories; Antineoplastics; Benzimidazoles; Fluorine compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action MAP kinase kinase 1 inhibitors; MAP kinase kinase 2 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 Malignant melanoma
  • Phase III Colorectal cancer; Fallopian tube cancer; Ovarian cancer; Peritoneal cancer
  • Phase II Haematological malignancies; Multiple myeloma; Neurofibromatoses; Non-small cell lung cancer; Solid tumours
  • Phase I/II Acute myeloid leukaemia; Biliary cancer; Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Pancreatic cancer
  • Discontinued Rheumatoid arthritis; Uveal melanoma

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Apr 2017 Mayo clinic and National Cancer Institute plans a phase I/II trial for Breast cancer (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease, First-line therapy, Unresectable/Inoperable) in USA (NCT03106415)
  • 19 Mar 2017 Regulatory submission withdrawn for Malignant melanoma (Inoperable/Unresectable, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Monotherapy) in USA (PO)
  • 09 Mar 2017 Array BioPharma terminates a phase I trial in Healthy volunteers and subjects with hepatic impairment in USA prior to March 2017 due to achievement of the primary objective on assessment of five of six subjects in the final cohort (NCT02050815)
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