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Alefacept - Astellas Pharma

Drug Profile

Alefacept - Astellas Pharma

Alternative Names: Amevive; ASP 0485; BG 9273; BG 9712; Human LFA-3/IgG fusion protein; LFA 3 TIP; Recombinant LFA-3/IgG1 human fusion protein

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator University of Michigan Medical School
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; Cleveland Clinic
  • Class Antipsoriatics; Recombinant fusion proteins
  • Mechanism of Action CD2 antigen inhibitors; Immunosuppressants
  • 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

  • Marketed Psoriasis
  • Phase I/II Aplastic anaemia
  • Discontinued Psoriatic arthritis; Transplant rejection

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 24 Jan 2018 Astellas Pharma terminates a phase I/II trial due to the study drug not available at the time in Aplastic anaemia (Treatment-experienced) in USA (IV) (NCT01267643)
  • 15 Mar 2012 Astellas Pharma completes its Phase-II trial for Psoriasis in USA, Bulgaria and Latvia (NCT00808223)
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