Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AMG-145; Repatha

Latest Information Update: 28 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Amgen
  • Developer Amgen; Amgen Astellas BioPharma
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Monoclonal antibodies
  • Mechanism of Action PCSK9 protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Hypercholesterolaemia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Sep 2017 New safety and efficacy data from the phase III FOURIER trial in Hypercholesterolaemia released by Amgen
  • 05 Sep 2017 Amgen completes a phase III trial in Hypercholesterolaemia (Adjunctive treatment) in USA, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Belgium, Poland (SC) (NCT02739984)
  • 30 Aug 2017 Amgen Astellas receives marketing approval for 420 mg evolocumab, for Hypercholesterolemia in Japan
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