Darbepoetin alfa - Kirin/Amgen

Drug Profile

Darbepoetin alfa - Kirin/Amgen

Alternative Names: Aranesp; Darbepoetin-α; KRN-321; Nesp; Nespo; Novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Kirin-Amgen
  • Developer Amgen; Kirin-Amgen; Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • Class Antianaemics; Recombinant erythropoietins
  • Mechanism of Action Erythropoiesis stimulants; Erythropoietin receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Anaemia
  • Phase III Breast cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Feb 2018 Amgen withdraws application for change in existing MAA to include treatment of Anaemia (in patients with myelodysblastic syndromes) in European Union
  • 02 Jan 2018 Amgen completes a phase II trial for Anaemia, before January 2018 (NCT00095264)
  • 19 Oct 2017 Amgen completes the START-CKD trial in Anaemia in Puerto Rico and USA (SC) (NCT01652872)
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