Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ALN-60212; ALN-PCSsc; PCSK9si

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; The Medicines Company
  • Class Amino sugars; Antihyperlipidaemics; Drug conjugates; Small interfering RNA
  • Mechanism of Action PCSK9 protein inhibitors; RNA interference
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Hypercholesterolaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Jan 2017 The Medicines Company initiates enrolment in the ORION-3 trial for Hypercholesterolaemia in USA, Germany, Netherland, Canada and United Kingdom (SC)
  • 01 Jan 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Hypercholesterolaemia (In children, In adolescents, In adults, In the elderly) in USA (SC) (NCT02963311)
  • 15 Nov 2016 Positive interim efficacy and safety data from the phase II ORION-1 trial in Hypercholesterolaemia presented at the at the 89th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA-2016)
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