Research programme: benzopyran-based therapeutics - Novogen/Genea Biocells

Drug Profile

Research programme: benzopyran-based therapeutics - Novogen/Genea Biocells

Alternative Names: Super-benzopyran compounds - Novogen/Genea

Latest Information Update: 26 Aug 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Genea Biocells; Novogen
  • Class Benzopyrans; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Electron transport chain complex protein inhibitors; Stem cell modulators
  • 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 Alzheimer's disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Brain disorders; Brain injuries; Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy; Mucopolysaccharidosis III

Most Recent Events

  • 02 May 2014 Novogen and Genea agree to co-develop benzopyran-based degenerative disorder therapeutics for degenerative disorders, including neuroaxonal dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, mucopolysaccharidosis III and Alzheimer's disease
  • 02 May 2014 Preclinical trials in Alzheimer's disease in Australia (Parenteral)
  • 02 May 2014 Preclinical trials in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Australia (Parenteral)
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