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Idebenone - Chiesi Farmaceutici/Santhera Pharmaceuticals

Drug Profile

Idebenone - Chiesi Farmaceutici/Santhera Pharmaceuticals

Alternative Names: Catena; CV-2619; Puldysa; Raxone; SNTMC17; Sovrima

Latest Information Update: 05 Nov 2023

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At a glance

  • Originator Santhera Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Columbia University; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Santhera Pharmaceuticals; Takeda
  • Class Benzoquinones; Coenzymes; Eye disorder therapies; Neuroprotectants; Nootropics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Antioxidants; Electron transport chain complex protein modulators; Reactive oxygen species modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Leber's hereditary optic atrophy; Friedreich's ataxia; Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Leber's hereditary optic atrophy
  • Phase II Multiple sclerosis
  • Suspended Friedreich's ataxia
  • No development reported MELAS syndrome
  • Discontinued Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Jul 2023 Chiesi Farmaceutici acquires idebenone from Santhera Pharmaceuticals
  • 29 Nov 2022 No development reported - Preregistration for Leber's hereditary optic atrophy in South Korea (PO)
  • 25 Oct 2021 Santhera completes a phase III IONIA-E trial in Friedreich's ataxia (In adolescents, In children) in USA
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