Research programme: Dravet syndrome therapeutics - Xenon

Drug Profile

Research programme: Dravet syndrome therapeutics - Xenon

Alternative Names: XEN-901

Latest Information Update: 10 Jan 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antiepileptic drugs; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Nav1.6 voltage-gated sodium channel 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 Dravet syndrome

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Dec 2017 Xenon Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II trial for Epilepsy in late 2018
  • 17 Oct 2017 Xenon Pharmaceuticals files an IND equivalent application in Canada for Epilepsy
  • 09 Jan 2017 Xenon Pharmaceuticals announces intention to submit an IND application for the treatment of Dravet syndrome in the fourth quarter 2017
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