Hydroxypropyl betadex - Vtesse/NIH

Drug Profile

Hydroxypropyl betadex - Vtesse/NIH

Alternative Names: 2-Hydroxypropyl-B-Cyclodextrin; 2-Hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin; HP-beta-CD; HPBCD; IT-HPBCD; Kleptose; VTS 270

Latest Information Update: 15 Jun 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Developer Vtesse
  • Class Beta-Cyclodextrins
  • Mechanism of Action Binding agents; Cholesterol modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Niemann-Pick disease type C
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II/III Niemann-Pick disease type C

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Jun 2017 Sucampo has patent protection for hydroxypropyl betadex in USA
  • 03 Apr 2017 Vtesse has been acquired by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
  • 15 Mar 2017 Vtesse completes enrolment in its phase II/III trial for Niemann-Pick disease type C (In adolescents, In adults, In children) in USA, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Turkey
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