Fluorine 18 MK 6240

Drug Profile

Fluorine 18 MK 6240

Alternative Names: [18F]MK 6240; [18F]MNI-946; [3H]MK 6240; [F-18]MK-6240; Fluorine-18-MK6240; MK-6240

Latest Information Update: 07 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Developer Cerveau Technologies; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Washington University School of Medicine
  • Class Imaging agents; Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Mechanism of Action Positron-emission tomography enhancers
  • 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/III Alzheimer's disease
  • Research Neurodegenerative disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Oct 2017 Cerveau Technologies licenses Fluorine 18 MK 6240 to AbbVie for use as a biomarker in clinical trials of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease
  • 19 Oct 2017 Cerveau Technologies enters into a research collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center for neurodegenerative diseases
  • 16 Oct 2017 Cerveau Technologies and Janssen Pharmaceuticals agree to co-develop Fluorine 18 MK 6240 for Neurodegenerative disorders
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