Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AN-5568; Oxaborole SCYX-7158; SCYX-7158

Latest Information Update: 10 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Anacor Pharmaceuticals; SCYNEXIS
  • Developer Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Foundation
  • Class Antiprotozoals; Benzamides; Organic boron compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • 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 II/III Trypanosomiasis

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jun 2016 Anacor Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Pfizer
  • 08 Sep 2015 Anacor Pharmaceuticals and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Foundation completes a phase I trial in Trypanosomiasis (In volunteers) in France
  • 08 Sep 2015 Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Foundation and partners plans a pivotal phase IIb/III trial for Trypanosomiasis in Congo
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