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CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Drug Names(s): ENMD-1198
Description: ENMD-1198, a new chemical entity (NCE) based on a modified chemicalstructure of 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2), is designed to decrease metabolismwhile retaining 2ME2's multiple mechanisms of action, including inducingapoptosis, binding microtubules, and inhibiting HIF-1alpha. Study resultsdemonstrated that ENMD-1198 is an orally active, microtubule disrupting agentthat leads to arrest of cell division and apoptosis in tumor cells. Inaddition, ENMD-1198 also exerts antiangiogenic activity that furthercontributes to its overall antitumor effects.
The intellectual property for ENMD-1198 is owned by EntreMed.
EntreMed and CASI
In June 2014, EntreMed announced that at its annual meeting of stockholders, stockholders voted in favor of changing the companys corporate name to CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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