Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Glimepiride/gemigliptin; ZemiSU

Latest Information Update: 17 Aug 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator LG Life Sciences
  • Developer LG Chem
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Piperidines; Pyrimidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action CD26 antigen inhibitors; Potassium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Aug 2015 Gemigliptin/glimepiride is still in phase I trials for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in South Korea
  • 02 Apr 2014 LG Life Sciences plans a phase III trial for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in South Korea (NCT02089126)
  • 01 Apr 2013 LG Life Sciences completes a phase I pharmacokinetic drug interaction trial in healthy volunteers in South Korea (NCT01768455)
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