VK 2809

Drug Profile

VK 2809

Alternative Names: MB-07811; VK2809

Latest Information Update: 28 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Metabasis Therapeutics
  • Developer University of Amsterdam; Viking Therapeutics
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Obesity therapies; Organophosphorus compounds; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Thyroid hormone receptor beta agonists
  • 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

  • Phase II Hypercholesterolaemia; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Preclinical Adrenoleucodystrophy; Glycogen storage disease type I; Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Oct 2017 Preclinical data in Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis presented at The Liver Meeting®, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD-2017)
  • 11 Sep 2017 Preclinical data in Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis released by Viking Therapeutics
  • 07 Sep 2017 Updated pharmacodynamics data from preclinical study in Glycogen storage disease type Ia released by Viking Therapeutics
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