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Aslan Pharma Repurposes DHODH Inhibitor for Autoimmune, COVID-19 Indications

publication date: Oct 16, 2020

Singapore's Aslan Pharma announced plans to develop ASLAN003, its next-gen dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) inhibitor in autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). It will also test the candidate as a treatment for COVID-19 and other viral infections. According to Aslan, ASLAN003 has shown 30 times the potency for inhibiting the DHODH enzyme in pre-clinical tests as first-gen molecules. In 2019, Aslan completed a Phase II trial of ASLAN003 in AML, but decided not to continue its development for the indication. More details....

Stock Symbols: (NSDQ: ASLN)

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