Research programme: COMT inhibitors - Cerecor

Drug Profile

Research programme: COMT inhibitors - Cerecor

Alternative Names: CERC-406

Latest Information Update: 05 Aug 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Developer Cerecor
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Catechol-O-methyltransferase 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 Depressive disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Mar 2016 Cerecor announces intention to file an IND for CERC 406, with the US FDA (Cerecor, Form 10-K, March 2016)
  • 23 Mar 2016 Cerecor has patent protection for COMT inhibitor compounds in USA (Cerecor, Form 10-K, March 2016)
  • 19 Jan 2016 Preclinical trials in Depressive disorders in USA (PO) (Cerecor pipeline, January 2015)
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