Velafermin

Drug Profile

Velafermin

Alternative Names: CG-53135; CG53135-05; FGF 20; Fibroblast growth factor-20; rhFGF-20

Latest Information Update: 17 Mar 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator CuraGen Corporation
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Expectorants; Fibroblast growth factors
  • Mechanism of Action Intercellular signalling peptide and protein stimulants; Somatotropin receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Stomatitis
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Inflammatory bowel diseases; Stomatitis

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Aug 2007 CuraGen completes enrolment in the CLN-12 trial for oral mucositis in the US
  • 01 Jun 2006 CuraGen has initiated enrolment in the CLN-12 trial for oral mucositis in the US, evaluating a single dose of velafermin
  • 24 Feb 2006 Data from a media release have been added to the adverse events and Mouth disorders therapeutic trials sections
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