Research programme: interleukin inhibitors - Rigel

Drug Profile

Research programme: interleukin inhibitors - Rigel

Alternative Names: AZD 0449; R 256

Latest Information Update: 17 Nov 2014

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At a glance

  • Originator Rigel Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Interleukin 13 inhibitors; Interleukin 4 inhibitors; Janus kinase 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 Asthma

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Sep 2014 AstraZeneca initiates an IND-enabling toxicology study of R 256 in Asthma
  • 19 Jun 2012 R 256 licensed to AstraZeneca worldwide for the treatment of Asthma
  • 01 Jan 2012 Preclinical trials in Asthma in USA (Inhalation)
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