Ornithine phenylacetate

Drug Profile

Ornithine phenylacetate

Alternative Names: L-Ornithine phenylacetate; OCR-002; OP; Ornithine hydrochloride/sodium phenylacetate; Sodium phenylacetate/ornithine hydrochloride; UCL-L1V

Latest Information Update: 14 Dec 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator University College London
  • Developer Ocera Therapeutics
  • Class Basic amino acids; Diamino amino acids; Esters; Hepatoprotectants; Neuroprotectants; Phenylacetates; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Aminohydrolase modulators; Ammonia scavengers; NF-kappa B modulators; Nitric oxide synthase modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Hepatic encephalopathy; Liver failure
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II/III Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Phase II Liver failure
  • Preclinical Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Dec 2017 Ocera Therapeutics has been acquired by Mallinckrodt plc
  • 20 Oct 2017 Ocera Therapeutics plans a phase III trial for Hepatic encephalopathy
  • 01 Jun 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Hepatic encephalopathy in USA (PO)
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