Pracinostat - MEI Pharma

Drug Profile

Pracinostat - MEI Pharma

Alternative Names: SB-939

Latest Information Update: 08 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator S*BIO
  • Developer Helsinn; MEI Pharma; S*BIO; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Class Acrylamides; Antineoplastics; Hydroxamic acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Histone deacetylase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Phase II Myelodysplastic syndromes; Myelofibrosis

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Sep 2017 Phase-II development for Myelofibrosis (Combination therapy) is ongoing in USA (PO) (NCT02267278)
  • 23 Jun 2017 Phase-III clinical trials in Acute myeloid leukaemia (Combination therapy, Newly diagnosed) in USA (PO) (NCT03151408)
  • 12 Jun 2017 Helsinn initiates enrolment in a phase II trial for Myelodysplastic syndromes (Combination therapy) in USA (NCT03151304)
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