Hexyl aminolevulinate - Photocure

Drug Profile

Hexyl aminolevulinate - Photocure

Alternative Names: 5-ALA hexylester; 5-ALA hexylesther; aminolevulinic acid hexyl ester; Cevira; Cysview; HAL-PDT; hexaminolevulinate; Hexvix; Hexvix PDT; hexyl 5-aminolevulinate; P 1206

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator PhotoCure
  • Developer Ipsen; Juno Pharmaceuticals; Photocure
  • Class Amino acids; Antineoplastics; Esters; Levulinic acids; Oxidants; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Photosensitisers
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No
  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes - Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bladder cancer
  • Phase II Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • Discontinued Colorectal cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 16 Feb 2018 Photocure, in collaboration with KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, announces intention to launch hexyl aminolevulinate, in combination with blue light enabled flexible video cystoscopy, for Bladder cancer (Diagnosis) in mid-2018
  • 16 Feb 2018 The US FDA approves hexyl aminolevulinate, in combination with blue light enabled flexible video cystoscopy, for Bladder cancer (Diagnosis) in USA
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