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Deramciclane (Egis).

Kõks, S. and Vasar, E. (2002) Deramciclane (Egis). Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 3 (2). pp. 289-294.


Egis, in collaboration with Orion Pharma and Pharmacia, is developing deramciclane, a 5-HT(2A) antagonist and a 5-HT(2C) inverse agonist, as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders [300642]. The compound was also in development for epilepsy but no recent development has been reported for this indication. As of May 2001, comprehensive phase III studies with deramciclane in ten European countries were progressing according to plan [399853], [408534]. By August 2001, phase III studies were also underway in South Africa [420313]. In November 2001, Pharmacia indicated that NDA filing is expected to take place in 2004 [431903]. In February 2001, Orion announced its intention to commercialize deramciclane globally [399853]. In August 2001, Orion and Pharmacia signed an agreement under which the two companies were to collaborate in the development and commercialization of deramciclane in the US [420313]. Analysts at Morgan Stanley predicted in November 2001, that deramciclane would make sales of $25 million in 2004, rising to $150 million in 2005 [435320]. Analysts at Lehman Brothers predicted in December 2001, that deramciclane had a 75% chance of being marketed by 2004, with peak sales potential of $450 million [434768].

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Current Drugs Ltd.
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