Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Isaglitazone; MCC-555; RWJ-241947

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation
  • Developer Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation; Perlegen Sciences
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Antihyperlipidaemics; Small molecules; Thiazolidinediones
  • Mechanism of Action Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2007 Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation has merged with Tanabe Seiyaku to form Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
  • 11 May 2006 Discontinued - Phase-II for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Japan (PO)
  • 15 Apr 2005 Perlegen Sciences and Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation entered into an exclusive worldwide (except Asia) licensing agreement for the late-stage development and commercialisation of netoglitazone for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders
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