Research programme: antisense drug therapies - Ionis/Xenon

Drug Profile

Research programme: antisense drug therapies - Ionis/Xenon

Alternative Names: XEN 701

Latest Information Update: 24 Dec 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Isis Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Ionis Pharmaceuticals; Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antisense oligonucleotides
  • Mechanism of Action Hepcidin inhibitors; HFE2 protein 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

  • Preclinical Anaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 18 Dec 2015 Isis Pharmaceuticals is now called Ionis Pharmaceuticals
  • 10 Jun 2013 XEN 701 licensed to Xenon Pharmaceuticals worldwide
  • 10 Jun 2013 Preclinical trials in Anaemia in Canada (unspecified route)
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