Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Taiwan Liposome Company Hepatic cancer drug candidate Lipotecan gets fast track approval status from SFDA

China SFDA has granted fast track approval status to Taiwan Liposome company hepatic cancer drug  Lipotecan, shortening the review period. The drug will enter Phase 2 clinical trials  in China in the second half of this year. Lipotecan has been granted orphan drug status by US FDA and EU EMEA for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Nexavar is the standard of care in first line advanced liver cancer patients. Lipotecan as a second-line treatment allows patients who have failed prior treatment with Nexavar to maintain a six month course of the disease without progressing

Lipotecan is a  second generation camptothecin drug emphasize on modification on E-ring with a group which not only stabilizes the active site but also functions as a strong radio-sensitizer to overcome radio- and chemo-resistance that is frequently encountered in clinical therapies, enabling Lipotecan® to tailor at unmet needs. 







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