Research programme: erythropoietin receptor agonists - Viking Therapeutics

Drug Profile

Research programme: erythropoietin receptor agonists - Viking Therapeutics

Alternative Names: EPO receptor agonists - Viking Therapeutics; LG 5640

Latest Information Update: 15 May 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Neurogen Corporation
  • Developer Viking Therapeutics
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Erythropoiesis stimulants; Erythropoietin 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 Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Anaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Mar 2017 Viking Therapeutics has patent protection and pending patent applications for erythropoietin receptor agonists in USA, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan and Korea
  • 06 Feb 2015 Preclinical development is ongoing in USA
  • 22 May 2014 Erythropoietin receptor agonists research programme licensed to Viking Therapeutics worldwide
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