Bempedoic acid

Drug Profile

Bempedoic acid

Alternative Names: ESP-55016; ETC-1002

Latest Information Update: 05 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Esperion Therapeutics
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Antihypertensives; Dicarboxylic acids; Fatty acids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action ATP citrate (pro S) lyase 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

  • Phase III Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Phase II Dyslipidaemias; Hypertension

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Oct 2017 Esperion Therapeutics completes enrolment in the CLEAR Wisdom, CLEAR Serenity and CLEAR Tranquility trials for Hypercholesterolaemia in USA (NCT02991118) (NCT02988115) (NCT03001076)
  • 08 Aug 2017 Top-line safety and efficacy data from a phase II trial in Hypercholesterolemia released by Esperion Therapeutics
  • 08 Aug 2017 Esperion Therapeutics completes enrolment in a phase II trial for Hypercholesterolemia in USA
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