Zaleplon controlled release - SkyePharma/Somnus

Drug Profile

Zaleplon controlled release - SkyePharma/Somnus

Alternative Names: SKP-1041

Latest Information Update: 09 Sep 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator SkyePharma AG
  • Developer Somnus Therapeutics
  • Class Acetamides; Hypnosedatives; Pyrimidines; Sleep disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action GABA A receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Sleep maintenance insomnia

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Apr 2012 Zaleplon controlled release - SkyePharma/Somnus is available for licensing as of 23 Apr 2012.
  • 16 Jun 2011 Final efficacy data from a phase II trial in Sleep maintenance insomnia released by Somnus Therapeutics
  • 28 Feb 2011 Somnus Therapeutics completes a phase II trial in Sleep maintenance insomnia in USA (NCT00878553)
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