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DCF 987

Drug Profile

DCF 987

Alternative Names: Dextran-1; Usherdex; Usherdex-4

Latest Information Update: 15 Dec 2009

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At a glance

  • Originator Polydex Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer BCY LifeSciences
  • Class Antibacterials; Expectorants; Glucans
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Bronchitis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Cystic fibrosis; Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections

Most Recent Events

  • 09 Oct 2007 ALIGN Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals
  • 18 May 2007 BCY LifeSciences terminates its licence for DCF 987
  • 25 Feb 2005 DCF 987 has been licensed to ALIGN Pharmaceuticals
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