Mercaptamine - NovaBiotics

Drug Profile

Mercaptamine - NovaBiotics

Alternative Names: Cysteamine - NovaBiotics; Lynovex; NM 001 - NovaBiotics; NM-002; Nylexa

Latest Information Update: 14 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator NovaBiotics
  • Class Antibacterials; Antidotes; Hepatoprotectants; Mercaptoethylamines; Mucolytics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cell membrane permeability enhancers; Glutathione synthase stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections
  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Mar 2018 Mercaptamine - NovaBiotics receives Fast Track designation for Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections [PO,Capsule] (Adjunctive treatment) in USA
  • 22 Apr 2017 Antimicrobial data from the trials in Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections (Adjunctive treatment) presented at 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID-2017)
  • 27 Dec 2016 Preclinical development is ongoing, and phase I and phase IIb development of mercaptamine inhalation formulation is planned for Cystic fibrosis (NovaBiotics Pipeline, December 2016)
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