Selexipag - Actelion/Nippon Shinyaku

Drug Profile

Selexipag - Actelion/Nippon Shinyaku

Alternative Names: ACT-293987; NS-304; Uptravi

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Nippon Shinyaku
  • Developer Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Nippon Shinyaku
  • Class Acetamides; Antihypertensives; Pyrazines; Small molecules; Sulfonamides; Vasodilators
  • Mechanism of Action Epoprostenol receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Phase III Arteriosclerosis obliterans; Pulmonary hypertension
  • Phase II Raynaud's disease; Spinal stenosis

Most Recent Events

  • 05 Oct 2018 Actelion plans a phase III SELECT trial for Pulmonary hypertension in January 2019 (PO) (NCT03689244) (EudraCT2018-002823-41)
  • 25 Aug 2018 Adverse events data from a phase III GRIPHON and its extension trial in Pulmonary arterial hypertension presented at the Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC-card 2018)
  • 25 Jul 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Pulmonary arterial hypertension (In children, In adolescents) in Hungary (PO) (NCT03492177)
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