Research programme: skeletal muscle activators - Cytokinetics/Astellas

Drug Profile

Research programme: skeletal muscle activators - Cytokinetics/Astellas

Alternative Names: CK 3672889; CK-1909178; CK-2066260

Latest Information Update: 09 Jan 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Cytokinetics
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; Cytokinetics
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Troponin tropomyosin complex stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Muscular atrophy

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Jan 2018 Cytokinetics extends the joint research programme with Astellas Pharma through 2019
  • 27 Jul 2016 Cytokinetics and Astellas Pharma expand their collaboration for discovery of skeletal muscle activators through 2017 and also include Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in target indications
  • 30 Jul 2015 Preclinical development is ongoing in USA
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