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Research programme: astaxanthin prodrugs - Cardax Pharmaceuticals

Drug Profile

Research programme: astaxanthin prodrugs - Cardax Pharmaceuticals

Alternative Names: CDX-085; Heptax; XanCor

Latest Information Update: 15 Jun 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Cardax Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Antineoplastics; Xanthophylls
  • Mechanism of Action Antioxidants; Oxygen radical scavengers
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Hypertriglyceridaemia; Liver disorders; Metabolic syndrome; Osteoarthritis; Thrombosis
  • Research Atherosclerosis; Cognition disorders; Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • No development reported Rheumatoid arthritis

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Jun 2018 Astaxanthin is still in preclinical trials for Hypertriglyceridaemia, Liver disorders, Thrombosis(Prevention), Metabolic syndrome in USA (Cardaxpharma pipeline June 2018)
  • 15 Jun 2018 Preclinical trials in Osteoarthritis in USA (PO) (Cardax pharma pipeline May 2018)
  • 13 Jun 2018 Cardax plans to submit an orphan drug designation application for a anti-inflammatory drug candidate to the FDA within twelve months
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