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Daptomycin intravenous - Merck & Co.

Drug Profile

Daptomycin intravenous - Merck & Co.

Alternative Names: Cubicin; Deptomycin; LY-146032; MK-3009

Latest Information Update: 06 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Eli Lilly
  • Developer AstraZeneca; Banyu; Cubist Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co; Novartis; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada
  • Class Antibacterials; Cyclic peptides; Lipopeptides; Peptide antibiotics
  • Mechanism of Action Cell wall inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bacteraemia; Bacterial endocarditis; Gram-positive infections; Skin and soft tissue infections; Staphylococcal infections
  • Phase III Osteomyelitis
  • Discontinued Community-acquired pneumonia; Urinary tract infections

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Oct 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Bacteraemia and Skin and soft tissue infections (In adolescents, In children, In infants) in Japan (IV) (NCT03720678)
  • 29 Aug 2018 Merck plans a phase II trial for Bacteraemia or Skin and soft tissue infections (In infants, In children, In adolescents) (IV) (NCT03643952)
  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
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