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NIC 002

Drug Profile

NIC 002

Alternative Names: Anti-nicotine immunotherapy - Cytos; Anti-nicotine virus-like particle vaccine - Cytos; CYT002-NicQβ; Immunodrug™ nicotine addiction vaccine - Cytos/Novartis; NIC002 vaccine; Nicotine-Qβ

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Cytos Biotechnology
  • Developer Cytos Biotechnology; Duke University; Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Class Smoking cessation therapies; Vaccines; Virus-like particle vaccines
  • Mechanism of Action Immunostimulants
  • 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

  • Discontinued Smoking withdrawal

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Jan 2013 Novartis terminates its worldwide licence for NIC 002 and rights will revert back to Cytos Biotechnology
  • 31 Dec 2010 Phase-II clinical trials in Smoking withdrawal in USA (SC)
  • 21 Sep 2010 Phase II development is ongoing
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