CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Receives Clearance For Investigational New Drug (IND) Application For Lasmiditan For The Treatment Of Acute Migraine
August 20, 2011
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has received clearance to proceed with clinical studies of lasmiditan (formerly known as COL-144) under IND 103,420 from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Lasmiditan is a first-in-class oral tablet formulation of a Neurally Acting Anti-Migraine Agent (NAAMA) designed to deliver efficacy in migraine without the vasoconstrictor activity associated with previous generations of migraine therapies. Lasmiditan is a member of a novel chemical class called "ditans", and, unlike triptans, which target vasoconstrictor 5-HT1B receptors, lasmiditan penetrates the central nervous system (CNS) and selectively targets 5-HT1F receptors expressed in the trigeminal nerve pathway.
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