Drug Profile


Alternative Names: QGE-031

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Tanox
  • Developer Novartis
  • Class Allergens; Antiallergics; Antiasthmatics; Food allergy immunotherapies; Monoclonal antibodies; Skin disorder therapies
  • Mechanism of Action IgE receptor antagonists; Immunosuppressants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Allergic asthma; Bullous pemphigoid; Urticaria
  • Phase I Hypersensitivity
  • Suspended Atopic dermatitis

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Mar 2016 Novartis Pharmaceuticals initiates enrolment in a phase II extension study for Urticaria in USA (NCT02649218)
  • 01 Mar 2016 Novartis completes a phase II trial in Asthma in USA, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and Slovakia (NCT02336425)
  • 09 Jan 2016 Novartis Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II extension study for Urticaria in USA (NCT02649218)
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