Research programme: anti-infective therapeutics - Prokaryotics

Drug Profile

Research programme: anti-infective therapeutics - Prokaryotics

Alternative Names: Anti-infective drugs - Prokaryotics; Next-generation antibiotics - Prokaryotics

Latest Information Update: 13 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Developer Merck & Co; Prokaryotics
  • Class Antibacterials
  • Mechanism of Action Cell membrane modulators
  • 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 Gram-negative infections; Gram-positive infections

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Mar 2018 Prokaryotics receives SBIR grant from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for antibiotics development in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
  • 25 Jan 2018 Prokaryotics in-licenses early preclinical programmes and novel antibiotics from Merck & Co.
  • 25 Jan 2018 Preclinical trials in Gram-negative infections in USA (unspecified route) before January 2018
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