Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ACT-179811

Latest Information Update: 08 Dec 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Actelion Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Anti-infectives; Antibacterials; Carboxylic acids; Oxazolidinones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Protein synthesis 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 Clostridium infections

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Nov 2017 Actelion suspends patient enrolment in a phase II/III trial during strategy review in Clostridium infections (In neonates, In infants, In children, In adolescents) in USA (PO) (NCT03105479)
  • 16 Jun 2017 Actelion Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • 02 May 2017 Actelion completes a phase III trial in Clostridium infections in USA, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, South Korea, Romania and Slovakia (NCT01983683)
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