Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Coversin; EV 576; PAS-coversin; rEV 576

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Evolutec
  • Developer Akari Therapeutics; Evolutec
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Recombinant proteins
  • Mechanism of Action Complement C5a inhibitors; Leukotriene B4 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria; Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Haemolytic uraemic syndrome; Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
  • Preclinical Bullous pemphigoid; Conjunctivitis; Myasthenia gravis; Sjogren's syndrome
  • No development reported Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Discontinued Asthma; Autoimmune disorders; Inflammation

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for preclinical development in Guillain-Barre-syndrome in Switzerland (SC, Injection)
  • 11 Oct 2017 Interim efficacy data from the phase II COBALT trial in Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria released by Akari Therapeutics
  • 21 Sep 2017 Akari Therapeutics announces intention to submit NDA to US FDA and MAA to EMA for Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
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