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FDA approves first drug Spinraza (nusinersen), for spinal muscular atrophy


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FDA approves first drug for spinal muscular atrophy

New therapy addresses unmet medical need for rare disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spinraza (nusinersen), the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement. Spinraza is an injection administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord.

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For Immediate Release

December 23, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spinraza (nusinersen), the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement. Spinraza is an injection administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord.

“There has been a long-standing need for a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of death in infants, and a disease that can affect people at any stage of life,” said Billy Dunn, M.D., director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “As shown by our suggestion to the sponsor to analyze the results of the study earlier than planned, the FDA is committed to assisting with the development and approval of safe and effective drugs for rare diseases and we worked hard to review this application quickly; we could not be more pleased to have the first approved treatment for this debilitating disease.”

SMA is a hereditary disease that causes weakness and muscle wasting because of the loss of lower motor neurons controlling movement. There is wide variability in age of onset, symptoms and rate of progression. Spinraza is approved for use across the range of spinal muscular atrophy patients.

The FDA worked closely with the sponsor during development to help design and implement the analysis upon which this approval was based. The efficacy of Spinraza was demonstrated in a clinical trial in 121 patients with infantile-onset SMA who were diagnosed before 6 months of age and who were less than 7 months old at the time of their first dose. Patients were randomized to receive an injection of Spinraza, into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord, or undergo a mock procedure without drug injection (a skin prick). Twice the number of patients received Spinraza compared to those who underwent the mock procedure. The trial assessed the percentage of patients with improvement in motor milestones, such as head control, sitting, ability to kick in supine position, rolling, crawling, standing and walking.

The FDA asked the sponsor to conduct an interim analysis as a way to evaluate the study results as early as possible; 82 of 121 patients were eligible for this analysis. Forty percent of patients treated with Spinraza achieved improvement in motor milestones as defined in the study, whereas none of the control patients did.

Additional open-label uncontrolled clinical studies were conducted in symptomatic patients who ranged in age from 30 days to 15 years at the time of the first dose, and in presymptomatic patients who ranged in age from 8 days to 42 days at the time of first dose. These studies lacked control groups and therefore were more difficult to interpret than the controlled study, but the findings appeared generally supportive of the clinical efficacy demonstrated in the controlled clinical trial in infantile-onset patients.

The most common side effects found in participants in the clinical trials on Spinraza were upper respiratory infection, lower respiratory infection and constipation. Warnings and precautions include low blood platelet count and toxicity to the kidneys (renal toxicity). Toxicity in the nervous system (neurotoxicity) was observed in animal studies.

The FDA granted this application fast track designation and priority review. The drug also received orphan drug designation, which provides incentives to assist and encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases.

The sponsor is receiving a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher under a program intended to encourage development of new drugs and biologics for the prevention and treatment of rare pediatric diseases. A voucher can be redeemed by a sponsor at a later date to receive priority review of a subsequent marketing application for a different product. This is the eighth rare pediatric disease priority review voucher issued by the FDA since the program began.

Spinraza is marketed by Biogen of Cambridge, Massachusetts and was developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals of Carlsbad, California.

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CAS1258984-36-9

MFC234H340N61O128P17S17

ISIS-396443, ISIS-SMNRx, IONIS-SMNRx

RNA, (2′-0-(2-methoxyethyi))(p-thio)(m5u-c-a-c-m5u-m5u-m5u-c-a-m5ua- a-m5 u-g-c-m5u-g-g)

RNA, (2′-0-(2-METHOXYETHYI))(P-THIO)(M5U-C-A-C-M5U-M5U-M5U-C-A-M5UA- A-M5 U-G-C-M5U-G-G)

All-P-ambo-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiocytidylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioadenylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiocytidylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiocytidylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioadenylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioadenylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioadenylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioguanylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiocytidylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-5-methyl-P-thiouridylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-P-thioguanylyl-(3’¨5′)-2′-O-(2-methoxyethyl)guanosine

ISIS-SMNRx is a drug that is designed to modulate the splicing of the SMN2 gene to significantly increase the production of functional SMN protein. The US regulatory agency has granted Orphan Drug Designation with Fast Track Status to nusinersen for the treatment of patients with SMA. The European regulatory agency has granted Orphan Drug Designation to nusinersen for the treatment of patients with SMA.

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Nusinersen (formerly, IONIS-SMNRx, ISIS-SMNRx), intended to be marketed as Spinraza,[1] is an investigational drug for spinal muscular atrophy developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals and Biogen with financial support from SMA Foundation and Cure SMA. It is a proprietary antisense oligonucleotide that modulates alternate splicing of the SMN2 gene, functionally converting it into SMN1 gene.

The drug is administered directly to the central nervous system using intrathecal injection once every 3–4 months.

Nusinersen has orphan drug designation in the United States and the European Union.[2]

In August 2016, a phase III trial in type 1 SMA patients was ended early due to positive efficacy data, with Biogen deciding to file for regulatory approval for the drug.[3]Consequently, the company submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA in September 2016[4] and a marketing authorisation application to the European Medicines Agency, under the centralised procedure,[5] in the following month. The company also announced an expanded access programme of nusinersen in type 1 SMA in selected countries.

In November 2016, a phase III clinical trial in type 2 SMA patients was halted after an interim analysis indicated the drug’s efficacy also in this SMA type.[6]

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References

P.S. : The views expressed are my personal and in no-way suggest the views of the professional body or the company that I represent.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer , Rubraca(rucaparib)


 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer. Rubraca is approved for women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a specific gene mutation (deleterious BRCA) as identified by an FDA-approved companion diagnostic test.

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For Immediate Release

December 19, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer. Rubraca is approved for women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a specific gene mutation (deleterious BRCA) as identified by an FDA-approved companion diagnostic test.

“Today’s approval is another example of the trend we are seeing in developing targeted agents to treat cancers caused by specific mutations in a patient’s genes,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and acting director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence. “Women with these gene abnormalities who have tried at least two chemotherapy treatments for their ovarian cancer now have an additional treatment option.”

The National Cancer Institute estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016 and an estimated 14,240 will die of this disease. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of patients with ovarian cancer have a BRCA gene mutation.

BRCA genes are involved with repairing damaged DNA and normally work to prevent tumor development. However, mutations of these genes may lead to certain cancers, including ovarian cancers. Rubraca is a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor that blocks an enzyme involved in repairing damaged DNA. By blocking this enzyme, DNA inside the cancerous cells with damaged BRCA genes may be less likely to be repaired, leading to cell death and possibly a slow-down or stoppage of tumor growth.

Today, the FDA also approved the FoundationFocus CDxBRCA companion diagnostic for use with Rubraca, which is the first next-generation-sequencing (NGS)-based companion diagnostic approved by the agency. The NGS test detects the presence of deleterious BRCA gene mutations in the tumor tissue of ovarian cancer patients. If one or more of the mutations are detected, the patient may be eligible for treatment with Rubraca.

The safety and efficacy of Rubraca were studied in two, single-arm clinical trials involving 106 participants with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer who had been treated with two or more chemotherapy regimens. BRCA gene mutations were confirmed in 96 percent of tested trial participants with available tumor tissue using the FoundationFocus CDxBRCA companion diagnostic. The trials measured the percentage of participants who experienced complete or partial shrinkage of their tumors (overall response rate). Fifty-four percent of the participants who received Rubraca in the trials experienced complete or partial shrinkage of their tumors lasting a median of 9.2 months.

Common side effects of Rubraca include nausea, fatigue, vomiting, low levels of red blood cells (anemia), abdominal pain, unusual taste sensation (dysgeusia), constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) and trouble breathing (dyspnea).  Rubraca is associated with serious risks, such as bone marrow problems (myelodysplastic syndrome), a type of cancer of the blood called acute myeloid leukemia and fetal harm.

The agency approved Rubraca under its accelerated approval program, which allows approval of a drug to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition based on clinical data showing the drug has an effect on a surrogate (substitute) endpoint that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit. The sponsor is continuing to study this drug in patients with advanced ovarian cancer who have BRCA gene mutations and in patients with other types of ovarian cancer. The FDA also granted the Rubraca application breakthrough therapy designation and priority review status. Rubraca also received orphan drug designation, which provides incentives such as tax credits, user fee waivers and eligibility for exclusivity to assist and encourage the development of drugs intended to treat rare diseases.

Rubraca is marketed by Clovis Oncology, Inc. based in Boulder, Colorado. The FoundationFocus CDxBRCA companion diagnostic is marketed by Foundation Medicine, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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FDA approves Eucrisa (crisaborole) for eczema


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FDA approves Eucrisa for eczema

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eucrisa (crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in patients two years of age and older.

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For Immediate Release

December 14, 2016

Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eucrisa (crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in patients two years of age and older.

Atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, is often referred to as “eczema,” which is a general term for the several types of inflammation of the skin. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema and onset typically begins in childhood and can last through adulthood. The cause of atopic dermatitis is a combination of genetic, immune and environmental factors. In atopic dermatitis, the skin develops red, scaly and crusted bumps, which are extremely itchy. Scratching leads to swelling, cracking, “weeping” clear fluid, and finally, coarsening and thickening of the skin.

“Today’s approval provides another treatment option for patients dealing with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis,” said Amy Egan, deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).

Eucrisa, applied topically twice daily, is a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE-4) inhibitor, although its specific mechanism of action in atopic dermatitis is not known.

The safety and efficacy of Eucrisa were established in two placebo-controlled trials with a total of 1,522 participants ranging in age from two years of age to 79 years of age, with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Overall, participants receiving Eucrisa achieved greater response with clear or almost clear skin after 28 days of treatment.

Serious side effects of Eucrisa include hypersensitivity reactions. Eucrisa should not be used in patients who have had a hypersensitivity reaction to Eucrisa’s active ingredient, crisaborole. The most common side effect of Eucrisa is application site pain, including burning or stinging.

Eucrisa is manufactured by Palo Alto, California-based Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Glenmark Launches First and Only Generic Version of Zetia® (Ezetimibe) in the United States


Glenmark launches generic version of Zetia in US

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“We have launched ezetimibe, the first and only generic version of Zetia (Merck) in the United States for the treatment of high cholesterol,”……….http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/glenmark-launches-generic-version-of-zetia-in-us-market/55951453

see……..http://us-glenmarkpharma.com/wp-content/uploads/Glenmark-launches-first-and-only-generic-version-of-Zetia%C2%AE-in-the-United-States.pdf

SEE…..http://www.zeebiz.com/companies/news-glenmark-launches-generic-version-of-cholesterol-drug-zetia-in-us-market-9092

 

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Glenmark Launches First and Only Generic Version of Zetia® in the United States 

Mumbai, India; December 12, 2016: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA today announced the availability of ezetimibe, the first and only generic version of ZETIA® (Merck) in the United States for the treatment of high cholesterol. The availability of ezetimibe is the result of a licensing partnership with Par Pharmaceutical, an Endo International plc operating company, with whom Glenmark will share profits. Glenmark and its partner, Endo will be entitled to 180 days of generic drug exclusivity for ezetimibe as provided for under section 505(j)(5)(B)(iv) of the FD&C Act.

Ezetimibe is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol (total-
C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and apolipoprotein B (Apo B) in patients with primary
(heterozygous familial and non-familial) hyperlipidemia.
According to IMS Health data for the 12-month period ending October 2016, annual U.S. sales of Zetia®
10 mg were approximately $2.3 billion.
“Glenmark has a deep heritage of bringing safe, effective and affordable medicines to patients around
the world,” said Robert Matsuk, President of North America and Global API at Glenmark
Pharmaceuticals Ltd. “Our partnership with Par to bring the first generic version of ZETIA® to market
only underscores our joint commitment to bridging the gap between patients and the medicines they
need most.”
“We, along with our partners at Glenmark, are proud to be able to offer patients managing their
cholesterol levels the first generic version of ZETIA®,” said Tony Pera, President of Par Pharmaceutical.
“Par remains committed to providing patients access to high quality and affordable medicines.”
Glenmark’s current portfolio consists of 111 products authorized for distribution in the U.S. marketplace
and 64 ANDA’s pending approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition to these
internal filings, Glenmark continues to identify and explore external development partnerships to
supplement and accelerate the growth of its existing pipeline and portfolio.

About Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.:
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (GPL) is a research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical organization headquartered at Mumbai, India. It is ranked among the top 80 Pharma & Biotech companies of the world in terms of revenue (SCRIP 100 Rankings published in the year 2016). Glenmark is a leading player in the discovery of new molecules both NCEs (new chemical entity) and NBEs (new biological entity). Glenmark has several molecules in various stages of clinical development and is primarily focused in the areas of Inflammation [asthma/COPD, rheumatoid arthritis etc.] and Pain [neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain]. The company has a significant presence in the branded generics markets across emerging economies including India. GPL along with its subsidiaries operate 17 manufacturing facilities across four countries and has five R&D centers. The Generics business of Glenmark services the requirements of the US and Western European markets. The API business sells its products in over 80 countries including the US, EU, South America and India………http://www.glenmarkpharma.com/

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About Endo International plc:
Endo International plc (NASDAQ / TSX: ENDP) is a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives while creating shareholder value. Endo develops, manufactures, markets and distributes quality branded and generic pharmaceutical products as well as over-the-counter medications though its operating companies. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA. Learn more at http://www.endo.com

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Dec 08, 2016, 08.16 PM | Source: CNBC-TV18 Glenmark to launch cholesterol drug Zetia in US on Dec 12 Glenmark was the first to file for the generic version of Zetia and it means that after the launch on December 12, only Glenmark and Merck will sell generic Zetia in the US market for the next 6 months. Glenmark   is launching cholesterol drug Zetia with 6 months exclusivity in the US on December 12. The company has partnered with Par Pharma on the drug and has a 50:50 profit sharing agreement with Par on Zetia. Glenmark was the first to file for the generic version of Zetia and it means that after the launch on December 12, only Glenmark and Merck will sell generic Zetia in the US market for the next 6 months. Total revenue estimated to be generated is around USD 400-500 million and post profit sharing with Par, Glenmark should make around USD 200-250 million.

Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/glenmark-to-launch-cholesterol-drug-zetiausdec-12_8087701.html?utm_source=ref_article

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ZINPLAVA (BEZLOTOXUMAB), Approved FDA


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BEZLOTOXUMAB

Biologic License Application (BLA): 761046
Company: MERCK SHARP DOHME

Drug Name(s):
• ZINPLAVA (BEZLOTOXUMAB)

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/761046s000lbl.pdf

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/appletter/2016/761046Orig1s000ltr.pdf

Drug
Name
Active Ingredient Approval Date FDA-approved use on approval date
Zinplava bezlotoxumab 10/21/2016 To reduce the recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in patients aged 18 years or older
Drug Trials Snapshot

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bezlotoxumab
Monoclonal antibody
Type ?
Source Human
Target Clostridium difficile
Clinical data
ATC code none
Identifiers
CAS Number 1245634-25-6
ChemSpider none
Chemical and physical data
Formula C6464H9974N1726O2014S46
Molar mass 145.6 kg/mol

Bezlotoxumab (proprietary name Zinplava) is a human monoclonal antibody designed for the prevention of recurrence ofClostridium difficile infection.[1]

Actoxumab and bezlotoxumab are fully human monoclonal antibodies which bind Clostridium difficile (C diff) toxins A and B, respectively.

This drug, along with actoxumab, was developed through Phase II efficacy trials by a partnership between Medarex Inc and MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.[2] The project was then licensed to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp for further development and commercialization.[3]

A Phase III trial only showed a benefit from bezlotoxumab; the combination of actoxumab and bezlotoxumab worked no better to prevent recurrence of C.difficile associated diarrhea than bezlotoxumab alone.[4]

Progress towards FDA approval

On June 9, 2016, the US FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (formerly known as the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee)[5] met to discuss bezlotoxumab and voted to recommend approval of Merck’s license application by a vote of 10 to 5, generally expressing a willingness to accept that the trials had proven that bezlotoxumab decreased recurrence of C.diff overall while tempering this acceptance with a robust discussion of whether or not the drug provide more marked benefit in some patient groups and concern over a potential safety signal in the group treated with bezlotoxumab. The data suggested that bezlotoxumab might have the most benefit in sicker, high-risk patients but did show a statistical benefit in all patient subgroups. Although the patient population as a whole contained many very sick individuals and thus there were many adverse events in both the subjects receiving placebo and those receiving bezlotoxumab, the panel focused on a small number of serious events in patients with pre-existing congestive heart failure. In this subset the patients receiving bezlotoxumab appeared to have a higher rate of negative outcomes than the placebo group, although there many have been imbalance in how sick the patients in those groups were.[6][7]

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for the FDA’s review of bezlotoxumab is July 23, 2016.[8]

Bezlotoxumab gained FDA approval in October 2016: “indicated to reduce the recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients 18 years of age or older who are receiving antibiotics for CDI and are at high risk for recurrence.”[9]

Mechanism of TcdB neutralization

By x-ray crystallized structure of N-terminal of Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB), the toxin was identified to consist of three domains: a GTD, a cysteine protease and a combined repetitive oligopeptides, CROP domain. The CROP domain consists of four different peptide units, B1, B2, B3 and B4. Bezlotoxumab specifically inhibits the CROP domain of TcdB. It recognizes a specific epitope on toxin TcdB and has high affinity for that region. The GTD domain does not interact with bezlotoxumab, but appears to interact with B1, which is representative of the entire CROP domain. Bezlotoxumab interacts with either B2 andB3 or the overlapping residues region between the two domains. The B4 fragment does not interact with the specific portion of the CROP domain. Characterization of peptide B1 as full CROP domain of TcdB suggests that the antibody specifically react with the B2 region of the CROP domain, leading to the conclusion that TcdB epitope lies within the N-terminus of the CROP domain.[10]

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References

  1. Jump up^ “Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council – Bezlotoxumab” (PDF). American Medical Association.
  2. Jump up^ Lowy I, Molrine DC, Leav BA, Blair BM, Baxter R, Gerding DN, Nichol G, Thomas WD, Leney M, Sloan S, Hay CA, Ambrosino DM (January 2010). “Treatment with monoclonal antibodies against Clostridium difficile toxins”. N. Engl. J. Med. 362 (3): 197–205. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0907635. PMID 20089970.
  3. Jump up^ “Merck & Co., Inc., Medarex, Inc. and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories Sign Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Investigational Monoclonal Antibody Combination for Clostridium Difficile Infection”. Press Release. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. April 21, 2009.
  4. Jump up^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150920005053/en/Pivotal-Phase-3-Studies-Bezlotoxumab-Merck%E2%80%99s-Investigational
  5. Jump up^ http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/Anti-InfectiveDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/default.htm
  6. Jump up^ http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/FDAGeneral/58433?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2016-06-10&eun=g411987d0r
  7. Jump up^ http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/Anti-InfectiveDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/ucm505289.htm
  8. Jump up^ FDA Advisory Panel Gives Nod to Zinplava. June 2016
  9. Jump up^ FDA Approves Zinplava for Recurrent C. difficile. Oct 25 2016
  10. Jump up^ Orth P, Hernandez LD, Reichert P, Sheth PR, Beaumont M, Yang XY, Murgolo N, Ermakov G, DiNunzio E, Racine F, Karczewskl J, Secore S, Ingram RN, Mayhood T, Strickland C, Therien AG (June 27, 2014). “Mechanism of Action and Epitopes of Clostridium difficile Toxin B-neutralizing Antibody Bezlotoxumab Revealed by X-ray Crystallography”. Biological Chemistry. 289 (26): 18008–18021. doi:10.1074/jbcM114.560748.
Bezlotoxumab
Monoclonal antibody
Type ?
Source Human
Target Clostridium difficile
Clinical data
ATC code none
Identifiers
CAS Number 1245634-25-6
ChemSpider none
Chemical and physical data
Formula C6464H9974N1726O2014S46
Molar mass 145.6 kg/mol

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FDA approves Intrarosa for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex


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FDA approves Intrarosa for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Intrarosa (prasterone) to treat women experiencing moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), due to menopause. Intrarosa is the first FDA approved product containing the active ingredient prasterone, which is also known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

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November 17, 2016

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Intrarosa (prasterone) to treat women experiencing moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), due to menopause. Intrarosa is the first FDA approved product containing the active ingredient prasterone, which is also known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

During menopause, levels of estrogen decline in vaginal tissues, which may cause a condition known as VVA, leading to symptoms such as pain during sexual intercourse.

“Pain during sexual intercourse is one of the most frequent symptoms of VVA reported by postmenopausal women,” said Audrey Gassman, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Products (DBRUP) in the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). “Intrarosa provides an additional treatment option for women seeking relief of dyspareunia caused by VVA.”

Efficacy of Intrarosa, a once-daily vaginal insert, was established in two 12-week placebo-controlled clinical trials of 406 healthy postmenopausal women, 40 to 80 years of age, who identified moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse as their most bothersome symptom of VVA. Women were randomly assigned to receive Intrarosa or a placebo vaginal insert. Intrarosa, when compared to placebo, was shown to reduce the severity of pain experienced during sexual intercourse.

The safety of Intrarosa was established in four 12-week placebo-controlled trials and one 52-week open-label trial. The most common adverse reactions were vaginal discharge and abnormal Pap smear.

Although DHEA is included in some dietary supplements, the efficacy and safety of those products have not been established for diagnosing, curing, mitigating, treating or preventing any disease.

Intrarosa is marketed by Quebec-based Endoceutics Inc.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

Dehydroepiandrosterone
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(3S,8R,9S,10R,13S,14S)-3-hydroxy-10,13-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-one; (1S,2R,5S,10R,11S,15S)-5-Hydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[8.7.0.02,7.011,15]heptadec-7-en-14-one
Clinical data
Routes of
administration
Oral
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Metabolism Hepatic
Biological half-life 12 hours
Excretion Urinary:?%
Identifiers
CAS Number 53-43-0 Yes
ATC code A14AA07 (WHO)
G03EA03 (WHO) (combination with estrogen)
PubChem CID 5881
IUPHAR/BPS 2370
DrugBank DB01708 Yes
ChemSpider 5670 Yes
UNII 459AG36T1B Yes
ChEBI CHEBI:28689 Yes
ChEMBL CHEMBL90593 Yes
Synonyms (3β)-3-Hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one
Chemical data
Formula C19H28O2
Molar mass 288.424 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
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FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira


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FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar toHumira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases.

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FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira

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September 23, 2016

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases.

Amjevita is approved for the following indications in adult patients:

  • moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis;
  • active psoriatic arthritis;
  • active ankylosing spondylitis (an arthritis that affects the spine);
  • moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease;
  • moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis; and
  • moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Amjevita is also indicated for moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients four years of age and older.

Health care professionals should review the prescribing information in the labeling for detailed information about the approved uses.

“This is the fourth FDA-approved biosimilar. The biosimilar pathway is still a new frontier and one that we expect will enhance access to treatment for patients with serious medical conditions,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Biological products are generally derived from a living organism and can come from many sources, including humans, animals, microorganisms or yeast. A biosimilar is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an already-approved biological product and has no clinically meaningful differences in terms of safety, purity and potency (i.e., safety and effectiveness) from the reference product, in addition to meeting other criteria specified by law.

The FDA’s approval of Amjevita is based on review of evidence that included structural and functional characterization, animal study data, human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics data, clinical immunogenicity data and other clinical safety and effectiveness data that demonstrates Amjevita is biosimilar to Humira. It has been approved as a biosimilar, not as an interchangeableproduct.

The most serious known side effects with Amjevita are infections and malignancies. The most common expected adverse reactions with Amjevita are infections and injection site reactions.

Like Humira, the labeling for Amjevita contains a Boxed Warning to alert health care professionals and patients about an increased risk of serious infections leading to hospitalization or death. The Boxed Warning also notes that lymphoma and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in children and adolescent patients treated with tumor necrosis factor blockers, including adalimumab products. The drug must be dispensed with a patient Medication Guide that describes important information about its uses and risks.

Amjevita is manufactured by Amgen, Inc., of Thousand Oaks, California. Humira was approved in December 2002 and is manufactured by AbbVie Inc. of North Chicago, Illinois.

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Adalimumab
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Farmaceutische gegevens
t1/2 10–20 dagen
Databanken
CAS-nummer 331731-18-1
ATC-code L04AB04
DrugBank BTD00049
Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas Adalimumab
Chemische gegevens
Molaire massa 144190.3 g/mol

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Pimavanserin


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Pimavanserin

  • MF C25H34FN3O2
  • MW 427.555

Pimavanserin, ACP 103, ACP-103; BVF-048

N-(4-fluorophenylmethyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide,

706779-91-1 (Pimavanserin )
706782-28-7 (Pimavanserin Tartrate)

For treatment of psychotic symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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Trade Name:Nuplazid®

MOA:5-HT2A inverse agonist

Indication:Hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis

Company:Acadia (Originator)

Mikkel Thygesen, Nathalie Schlienger, Bo-Ragnar Tolf, Fritz Blatter, Jorg Berghausen
Applicant Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

APPROVED US FDA 2016-04-29, ACADIA PHARMS INC, (NDA) 207318

To treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease

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706782-28-7 (tartrate)
Molecular Weight 1005.2
Formula (C25H34FN3O2)2 ● C4H6O6

Urea, N-[(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]-N-(1-methyl-4-piperidinyl)-N’-[[4-(2-methylpropoxy)phenyl]methyl]-, (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (2:1)

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Pimavanserin Tartrate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Apr 29, 2016. It was developed by Acadia, then marketed as Nuplazid® by Acadia in US.

Pimavanserin Tartrate is a 5-HT2A receptor inverse agonists, used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

Nuplazid® is available as tablet for oral use, containing 17 mg of pimavanserin. Recommended dose is 34 mg, taken orally as two tablets once daily.

Pimavanserin (INN), or pimavanserin tartate (USAN), marketed under the trade name Nuplazid, is a non-dopaminergic atypical antipsychotic[2] developed by Acadia Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis and schizophrenia. Pimavanserin has a unique mechanism of action relative to other antipsychotics, behaving as a selective inverse agonist of theserotonin 5-HT2A receptor, with 40-fold selectivity for this site over the 5-HT2C receptor and no significant affinity or activity at the5-HT2B receptor or dopamine receptors.[1] The drug has met expectations for a Phase III clinical trial for the treatment ofParkinson’s disease psychosis,[3] and has completed Phase II trials for adjunctive treatment of schizophrenia alongside anantipsychotic medication.[4]

Pimavanserin is expected to improve the effectiveness and side effect profile of antipsychotics.[5][6][7] The results of a clinical trial examining the efficacy, tolerability and safety of adjunctive pimavanserin to risperidone and haloperidol were published in November 2012, and the results showed that pimavanserin potentiated the antipsychotic effects of subtherapeutic doses ofrisperidone and improved the tolerability of haloperidol treatment by reducing the incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms.[8]

On September 2, 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration granted Breakthrough Therapy status to Acadia’s New Drug Application for pimavanserin.[9] It was approved by the FDA to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease on April 29, 2016.[10]

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Clinical pharmacology

Pimavanserin acts as an inverse agonist and antagonist at serotonin 5-HT2A receptors with high binding affinity (Ki 0.087 nM) and at serotonin 5-HT2C receptors with lower binding affinity (Ki 0.44 nM). Pimavanserin shows low binding to σ1 receptors (Ki 120 nM) and has no appreciable affinity (Ki >300 nM) to serotonin 5-HT2B, dopaminergic (including D2), muscarinic, histaminergic, oradrenergic receptors, or to calcium channels.[2]

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Pimavanserin tartrate, 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-3-(4-isobutoxybenzyl)-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)urea L-hemi-tartrate, has the following chemical structure:

Pimavanserin tartrate was developed by Acadia Pharmaceuticals and was approved under the trade name NUPLAZID® for use in patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.

Pimavanserin free base and its synthesis are disclosed in US 7,601,740 (referred to herein as US ‘740 or the ‘740 patent) and US 7,790,899 (referred to herein as US ‘899 or the ‘899 patent). US ‘740 discloses the synthesis of Pimavanserin free base (also referred to herein as“Compound A”), which includes O-alkylation followed by ester hydrolysis, and then in situ azidation. This process suffers from low process safety, and utilizes the hazardous reagent diphenylphosphoryl azide. The process is illustrated by the following Scheme 1.

Scheme 1:

US ‘899 describes another process, which includes O-alkylation followed by aldehyde reductive amination to obtain an intermediate which is then reacted with the hazardous reagent phosgene. This process is illustrated by the following Scheme 2:

Scheme 2:

Both of the above processes for the preparation of Pimavanserin include a reaction between 1-isobutoxy-4-(isocyanatomethyl)benzene, a benzyl isocyanate intermediate, and N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine. Processes for preparing benzyl isocyanate derivatives are generally described in the literature, such as in US ‘740; US ‘899; Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 21(11), 2960-2967, 2013; JP 2013087107; Synthesis (12), 1955-1958, 2005; and Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 31(1), 35-43, 2007. These processes often use the hazardous reagents like phosgene derivatives or diphenylphosphoryl azide.

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synthetic route:

First, reduction of the ketone and a secondary amine to amine condensation after S-3 . 4- hydroxybenzaldehyde etherification, followed by condensation with hydroxylamine to give the oxime S-. 7 , which is then reduced by hydrogenation to the amine S-. 8 , S.8- light gas reaction to give the isocyanate S-. 9 , S. 9- react with the primary amine can be obtained Nuplazid ( pimavanserin ).Kg product can be obtained by this route.

WO2006036874

https://www.google.com/patents/WO2006036874A1?cl=en

Example 1 : Preparation of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-( 1 -methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’ -( 4-(2- methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide a) Preparation of

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Tπacetoxy borohydπde (6.5 kg) was added over 1.5 h to a solution of N- methylpiperid-4-one (3.17 kg) and 4-fluorobenzylamme (3.50 kg) in methanol (30 1), maintaining the temperature under 27 0C. The reaction mixture was stirred for 15 h at 22 0C. The residual amine was checked by gel chromatography (4-fluorobenzylamine: < 5%). A solution of 30% sodium hydroxide (12.1 kg) in water (13.6 kg) was added in 75 minutes (min) maintaining the temperature under 20 0C. Methanol was distilled off to a residual volume of 26 litters. Ethyl acetate was added (26 L), the solution was stirred for 15 min, the phases were decanted over 15 min and the lower aqueous phase was discarded. Ethyl acetate was distilled under reduced pressure from the organic phase at 73-127 0C. At this stage the residue was mixed with a second crude batch prepared according to this method. The combined products were then distilled at 139-140 0C / 20 mbar to yield 11.2 kg product (> 82%). b) Preparation of

Figure imgf000022_0001

4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde (4.0 kg) and ethanol (20 1) were added to a solution of isobutyl bromide (9.0 kg) in ethanol (15 1). Potassium carbonate (13.6 kg) was added and the suspension was refluxed (74-78 0C) for 5 days. The residual 4- hydroxybenzaldehyde was checked by HPLC (< 10%). The suspension was cooled to 20 0C and used in the next step.

c) Preparation of

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] Hydroxylamine (50% in water, 8.7 kg) was added to the product from previous step b)(174 1, 176 kg) and ethanol (54 1). The suspension was refluxed (77 0C) for 3 h. Unreacted residual amounts of the compound of step b was checked by HPLC (< 5%). The suspension was cooled to 30 0C, filtered and the filter was washed with ethanol (54 1). The solution was concentrated by distillation under reduced pressure at 30 0C to a residual volume of 67 litters. The solution was cooled to 25 0C and water (110 1) was added. The suspension was concentrated by distillation under reduced pressure at 30 0C to a residual volume of 102 litters. Petrol ether (60-90 fraction, 96 1) was added and the mixture was heated to reflux (70 0C). The solution Λvas cooled to 40 0C and crystallization was initiated by seeding. The suspension was cooled to 5 0C and stirred for 4h. The product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with petrol ether (60-90 fraction, 32 1). The wet cake was dried at about 40 0C to yield 16kg product (63%).

d) Preparation of

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[0105] The product from previous step c) (15.7 kg) was dissolved in ethanol (123 1). Acetic acid (8.2 kg) and palladium on charcoal 5% wet (1.1 kg) were added. The oxime was hydxogenated at 22 0C and 1.5 bar for 4h. Consumption of oxime was checked by HPLC (for information). The catalyst was filtered and the solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 36 0C to a final volume of 31 1. Ethyl acetate (63 1) was added and the mixture was heated to reflux (75 0C) until dissolution. The solution was cooled to 45 0C and the crystallization was initiated by seeding. The suspension was cooled to 6-10 0C and stirred for 2.5h. The product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with 2 portions of ethyl acetate (2 x 0.8 1). The wet cake was dried at a temperature of about 40 0C to yield 8 kg (41%).

e) Preparation of

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Aqueous sodium hydroxide (30%, 5.0 kg) was added to a suspension of the product from previous step d) (7.9 kg) in heptane (41 1). The solution was heated to 47 0C, stirred for 15 mm and decanted o~ver 15 mm. The pH was checked (pH>12) and the aqueous phase was separated. The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 47-650C. Heptane was added (15 1) and it was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 58-65 0C. Heptane was added (7 1), the solution was filtered and the filter was washed with heptane (7 1). The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 28-60 0C. Tetrahydrofuran (THF, 107 1) and tπethylamme (TEA, 6.8 kg) were added and the temperature was fixed at 22 0C. In another reactor, phosgene (5.0 kg) was introduced in tetrahydrofuran (88 1) previously cooled to -3 0C. The THF and TEA s olution was added to the solution of phosgene in 3h 50 mm maintaining the temperature at -3 0C. The reactor was washed with tetrahydrofuran (22 1). The mixture was stirred for 45 min at 20 0C and then for 90 min at reflux (65 0C). The solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 25-30 0C to a residual volume of 149 1. The absence of phosgene was controlled. At this stage, there still was phosgene and the suspension was degassed by bubbling nitrogen through it. After this operation the level of phosgene above the solution was below 0.075 ppm. The suspension was filtered and washed with tetrahydrofuran (30 1). The solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C to a residual volume of 40 1. Tetrahydrofuran (51 1) was added and the solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C to a residual volume of 40 1. The final volume was adjusted to about 52 litters by addition of tetrahydrofuran (11 1). The solution was analysed and used in the next step. f) Preparation of the title compound of formula I

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The product from previous step e) (51 1) was added in 1 h to a solution of the product from step a) (7.3 kg) in tetrahydrofuian (132 1) at 17 0C. The line was washed with tetrahydrofuran (12 1) and the mixture was stirred for 15h. Residual product from the first step was checked by HPLC The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 20-38 0C to a residual volume of 165 1. Charcoal (Noπt SXl-G, 0 7 kg) was added, the mixture was stirred for 15 mm and filtered. The lme was washed with tetrahydrofuran (7 1) and the solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C to a residual volume of 30 1. Isopropyl acetate (96 1) was added to obtain a solution of the title compound of formula I, which contains a small amount of impurities, which were mainly side products from the previous reactions. Removal of the solvent from a sample yields a substantially amorphous solid

g) Preparation of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(l-methylpipeπdm-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phe- nylmethyl)carbamide hemi-tartrate

To the solution of the compound of Formula I in isopropyl acetate (96 1) from step f was added at 23 0C a previously prepared solution of tartaric acid (1 7 kg) in water (1.7 1) and tetrahydrofuran (23 1) The residual suspension was stirred for 2.5 days at 22 0C The tartrate crude product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with 4 portions of isopropyl acetate (4 x 23 1). A total of 107 kg of mother liquors was saved for later use in obtaining the tartrate salt The wet cake was dπed at about 40 0C to yield 8.3 kg (50%) product.

h) First Purification

The tartrate crude product of step g) (8.1 kg) was dissolved m demmeralized water (41 1) at 22 0C. Isopropyl acetate (40 L), 30% aqueous sodium hydroxide (4.3 kg) and sodium chloride (2 kg) were added. The pH was checked (>12) and the solution was stirred for 15 mm. The solution was decanted over 15 mm and the aqueous phase was separated. The aqueous phase was re-extracted with isopropyl acetate (12 1) Demmeralized water (20 1) and sodium chloride (2 0 kg) were added to the combined organic phases, the solution was stirred for 15 mm, decanted over 15 mm and the aqueous phase was discarded. Charcoal (0.4 kg) was added, the mixture was stirred for 20 mm and filtered. After a line wash with isopropyl acetate (12 1), the solvent was removed under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C Heptane (49 1) was added and the suspension was stirred for 15 mm at 40 °C. Then, 8 1 of solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 38-41 0C The slurry was cooled to 20 0C and stirred for 1 h. The product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with heptane (5 1) The wet compound of Forrnu-la I (5.5 kg) was dissolved m ethanol (28 1) at 45 0C. A solution of tartaric acid (0.72 kg) m ethanol (11 1) was added at 45 0C and the line was washed with ethanol (91). The solution was cooled to 43 0C, seeded with the tartrate salt of the compound o f Formula I, then the slurry was cooled to 350C m 30 mm, stirred at this temperature for 1 h and cooled to -5 0C After 14 h at this temperature the product was centrifuged and washed with two portions of ethanol (2×6 1) The wet cake was dried at about 45 0C for 76 h to yield 4 kg of the herm-tartrate

i) Re -crystallization

150 O g of herm-tartrate obtained m h) was dissolved under stirring at 65 0C m 112 ml absolute ethanol and then cooled under stirring to 48 0C at a cooling rate of 1 °C/mm Crystallization started after a few minutes at this temperature and the suspension turned to a thick paste withm 1 h. The suspension was heated again to 60 0C and then cooled to 480C at a rate of 1 °C/mm The obtained suspension was stirred and was cooled to 15 0C at a cooling rate of 3 °C/h. The crystalline precipitate was separated by filtration and the bottle was washed with 10 ml absolute ethanol cooled to 5 0C. The crystalline residue was dried under vacuum and 40 0C for 50 hours to yield 146 g crystalline pure herm-tartrate.

j) Second purification

15 78 g of the tartrate salt prepared from step i) was dissolved 121 130 ml water 500 ml TBME was added and the pH -was adjusted to 9 8 by addition of 2 ISf NaOH solution. After precipitation of a white solid, the aqueous phase was extracted 5 times by 500 ml TBME The organic phases were concentrated until a volume of about 400 ml remained. The solution was stored at 60C. The precipitate was filtered, washed with TBME and finally dried m vacuum for 5 hours. Yield: 8.24 g of a white poΛvder. The mother liquor was concentrated to a fourth and stored at 60C. The precipitate was filtered and dried m vacuum for 18 hours. Yield: 1.6 g of a white powder.

PXRD revealed a crystalline compound of formula I. No Raman peaks from tartaric acid were found. The first scan of DSC (-500C to 2100C5 10°K/mm) revealed a melting point at 123.6°C. Above about 19O0C, the sample started to decompose. Example 2. Preparation of N-(4-fluoroben2yl)-N-(l-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2- methylpropγloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide citrate of formula FV

a) 90 mg of the product from Example 1 and 40 mg citnc acid were suspended m 5.0 ml ethylacetate. The suspension was stirred at 60 0C for 15 minutes (mm), cooled to 23±2 0C, and then stored for 30 mm at 23±2 0C. The precipitate was filtered off and dried in air for 30 mm to yield 52 mg of a crystalline white powder. Optical microscopy shows that the obtained solid was crystalline

b) 182 mg of the product from Example 2 and 78.4 mg citric acid were suspended m 10.0 ml ethyl acetate The suspension was stirred at 60 0C for 30 mm, then stirred at 40 0C for 90 mm, and finally stirred for 60 mm at 23 0C The suspension was filtered and washed with heptane, yielding 237 mg of a white crystalline powder -with an endothermic peak near 153 0C (enthalpy of fusion of about 87 J/g), determined by differential scanning caloπmetry at a rate of 10K/mm (DSC). Thermogravimetry (TG-FTIR) showed a mass loss of about 0.7% between 60 and 160 0C, which was attributed to absorbed water Decomposition started at about 170 0C Solubility m water was about 14 mg/ml The crystalline powder remained substantially unchanged when stored for 1 week at 60 0C and about 75% r_h. m an open container (HPLC area was 99.4% compared to reference value of 99.9%). Elemental analysis and 1H-NMR complies with an 1 : 1 stoichiometry.

PATENT

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Example 1 : Preparation of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-Cl-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-f2- methylpropyloxy)phenylmethγl)carbamide a) Preparation of

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Triacetoxy borohydride (6.5 kg) was added over 1.5 h to a solution of N- methylpiperid-4-one (3.17 kg) and 4-fluorobenzylamine (3.50 kg) in methanol (30 L) maintaining the temperature under 27 0C. The reaction mixture was stirred for 15 h at 22 0C. The residual amine was checked by gel chromatography (4-fluorobenzylamine: < 5%). A solution of 30% sodium hydroxide (12.1 kg) in water (13.6 kg) was added in 75 minutes (min) maintaining the temperature under 20 0C. Methanol was distilled off to a residual volume of 26 litres. Ethyl acetate was added (26 L), the solution was stirred for 15 min, the phases were decanted over 15 min and the lower aqueous phase was discarded. Ethyl acetate was distilled under reduced pressure from the organic phase at 73-127 0C. At this stage the residue was mixed with a second crude batch prepared according to this method. The combined products were then distilled at 139-140 0C / 20 mbar to yield 11.2 kg product (> 82%). b) Preparation of

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4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde (4.0 kg) and ethanol (20 L) were added to a solution of isobutyl bromide (9.0 kg) in ethanol (15 L). Potassium carbonate (13.6 kg) was added and the suspension was refluxed (74-78 0C) for 5 days. The residual 4- hydroxybenzaldehyde was checked by HPLC (< 10%). The suspension was cooled to 20 °C and used in the next step.

c) Preparation of

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[0117] Hydroxylamine (50% in water, 8.7 kg) was added to the product from previous step b) (174 L5 176 kg) and ethanol (54 L). The suspension was refluxed (77 0C) for 3 h. Unreacted residual was checked by HPLC (< 5%). The suspension was cooled to 30 °C, filtered and the filter was washed with ethanol (54 L). The solution was concentrated by distillation under reduced pressure at 30 0C to a residual volume of 67 litters. The solution was cooled to 25 0C and water (1 10 L) was added. The suspension was concentrated by distillation under reduced pressure at 30 °C to a residual volume of 102 litters. Petrol ether (60-90 fraction, 96 L) was added and the mixture was heated to reflux (70 °C). The solution was cooled to 40 0C and crystallization was initiated by seeding. The suspension was cooled to 5 0C and stirred for 4h. The product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with petrol ether (60-90 fraction, 32 L). The wet cake was dried at about 40 °C to yield 16kg product (63%). d) Preparation of

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The product from previous step c) (15.7 kg) was dissolved in ethanol (123 L). Acetic acid (8.2 kg) and palladium on charcoal 5% wet (1.1 kg) were added. The oxime was hydrogenated at 22 0C and 1.5 bar for 4h. Consumption of oxime was checked by HPLC. The catalyst was filtered and the solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 36 °C to a final volume of 31 L. Ethyl acetate (63 L) was added and the mixture was heated to reflux (75 0C) until dissolution. The solution was cooled to 45 0C and the crystallization was initiated by seeding. The suspension was cooled to 6-10 °C and stirred for 2.5h. The product was centrifuged and the cake was washed with 2 portions of ethyl acetate (2 x 0.8 L). The wet cake was dried at a temperature of about 40 0C to yield 8 kg (41%).

e) Preparation of

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Aqueous sodium hydroxide (30%, 5.0 kg) was added to a suspension of the product from previous step d) (7.9 kg) in heptane (41 L). The solution was heated to 47 °C, stirred for 15 min and decanted over 15 min. The pH was checked (pH>12) and the aqueous phase was separated. The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 47-65 °C. Heptane was added (15 L) and then removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 58-65 0C. Heptane was added (7 L), the solution was filtered, and the filter was washed with heptane (7 L). The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 28-60 0C. Tetrahydrofuran (THF, 107 L) and triethylamine (TEA, 6.8 kg) were added and the temperature was fixed at 22 0C. In another reactor, phosgene (5.0 kg) was introduced in tetrahydrofuran (88 L) previously cooled to -30C. The THF and TEA solution was added to the solution of phosgene in 3h 50 min, maintaining the temperature at – 3 0C. The reactor was washed with tetrahydrofuran (22 L). The mixture was stirred for 45 min at 20 0C and then for 90 min at reflux (65 0C). The solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 25-30 0C to a residual volume of 149 L. The absence of phosgene was controlled. At this stage, phosgene was still present and the suspension was degassed by bubbling nitrogen through it. After this operation, the level of phosgene above the solution was below 0,075 ppm. The suspension was filtered and washed with tetrahydrofuran (30 L). The solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C to a residual volume of 40 L. Tetrahydrofuran (51 L) was added and the solvent was distilled under reduced pressure at 20- 25 0C to a residual volume of 40 L. The final volume was adjusted to about 52 litters by addition of tetrahydrofuran (1 1 L). The solution was analysed and used in the next step.

f) Preparation of the title compound of formula I

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The product from previous step e) (51 L) was added in 1 h to a solution of the product from step a) (7.3 kg) in tetrahydrofuran (132 L) at 17 0C. The line was washed with tetrahydrofuran (12 L) and the mixture was stirred for 15h. Residual product from the first step was checked by HPLC. The solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 20-38 0C to a residual volume of 165 L. Charcoal (Norit SXl-G5 0.7 kg) was added, the mixture was stirred for 15 min and filtered. The line was washed with tetrahydrofuran (7 L) and the solvent was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 20-25 0C to a residual volume of 30 L. Isopropyl acetate (96 L) was added to obtain a solution of the title compound of formula I, which contains a small amount of impurities (mainly side products from the previous reactions.) Removal of the solvent from a sample yields a substantially amorphous solid.

The solution with the crude product was used for the direct preparation of the hemi-tartrate and simultaneously for the purification of the free base via the hemi-tartrate through crystallization from suitable solvents.

Example 5: Preparation of the hemi-tartrate of formula IV from crude free base of formula I

Crude product according to Example l(f) (4.3 kg) was dissolved at 45 0C in ethanol (23 L). A solution of (+)-L-tartaric acid (0.58 kg) in ethanol was added at 45 0C and the line was washed with 6 L of ethanol. The solution was stirred for 20 min (formation of solid precipitate) and the slurry was cooled to 35 0C over 30 min. The slurry was stirred at this temperature for 1 hour and then cooled to -5 0C. After 14 hours stirring at this temperature, the product was centrifuged and washed with 2 portions of ethanol (2 x 4 L). The wet cake was dried at 45 0C for 80 hours yielding 3.3 kg of product (85%, based on tartaric acid). PXRD of the product revealed that polymorph A was formed.

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Scheme 4:

The reaction depicted in Scheme 4 can be carried out in a suitable organic solvent such as acetone at rather mild conditions (e.g.40-50°C). If necessary, the R1 substituent may subsequently be converted to an isobutoxy group to obtain Pimavanserin or a salt thereof.

An overview about certain processes for preparation of Pimavanserin is shown in Scheme 5 below.

Scheme 5:

Compound A L-Tartaric acid

Hemi-tartrate salt *Compound A is Pimavanserin

Scheme 10:

Compound 1 Compound 2 Pimavanserin

Scheme 13:

An overview about synthetic routes to Pimavanserin via Compound XVI is shown in the following Scheme 14:

Scheme 14:

Example 16: Preparation of hemi-tartrate salt of Pimavanserin

To a 25 mL seal tube, equipped with a stir bar, was charged 344.4 mg of the above crude PMV (1.0 mmol in theory), 75 mg of L-tartaric acid (FW: 150.09, 0.5 mmol, 0.5 equiv.), and 7 mL (16.4 vol.) of absolute ethanol. The tube was sealed and heated to 70°C to afford a clear solution, then cooled down gradually to room temperature. The product precipitated, and the batch was further cooled down to 0-5°C and stirred at this temperature for 0.5 hour. The product was collected by vacuum filtration, and the filter cake was washed with 2 × 1 mL (2.3 vol.) of EtOH. The product was dried in the Buchner funnel under vacuum overnight, affording 177.6 mg of salt, representing a 35.4% yield in 99.6 A% purity. 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz): δ = 1.01 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 6 H), 1.79-1.82 (m, 2H), 2.02-2.19 (m, 3H), 2.63 (brs, 5H), 3.38-3.47 (m, 2H), 3.67 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 2H), 4.25 (d, J = 4.8 Hz, 2H), 4.32 (s, 1H), 4.38 (s, 2H), 4.58 (brs, 2H), 6.77 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 2H), 6.95-6.99 (m, 4H), 7.17 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 2H).

Example 21: Preparation of Pimavanserin via compound V as dihydrochloride salt

Step 1: Preparation of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine dihydrochloride (Compound V x 2HCl)

The reaction was performed in 300 mL reactor. The reactor was purged with N2, then Argon. 4-Fluorobenzylamine (10 g; 80 mmol, 1.0 eq) was dissolved in dry MeCN (100 mL), then 1-methylpiperidin-4-one (10.9 g; 96 mmol, 1.2 eq) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 18h. Then, the reaction mixture was cooled to 0°C and 25.4 g of NaBH(OAc)3 (25.4 g; 120 mmol, 1.5 eq) was added in portions over 20 min and the reaction was allowed to stir to room temperature. After 1h, the reaction was quenched by the addition of 200 ml of water, pH was adjusted to 2 with 5M HCl and then extracted using 3 x 250 mL of DCM. Basification of the aqueous layer to pH 9.5 with 30% sol. NaOH and extraction 3 x 300 ml of DCM followed. The organic layers were collected and dried over anh. Na2SO4, filtered and evaporated to dryness yielding 17.24 g (92%) of oily product, N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine (Compound V).

To a 250 mL, three necked, round bottom flask, equipped with a stir bar and thermometer, N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine (10 g; 0.045 mol) and DCM (50 mL) were charged and cooled to 10-15 °C. To the resulting solution, 5-6 N HCl in 2-PrOH (3 equiv., 0.135 mmol) was added dropwise over 25 min., white crystals formed, and the solution then cooled to 0-5 °C for 2 hours. Crystals were filtered off, washed with 50 mL of DCM, dried at 50°C/10 mbar for 10 hours yielding 12.8 g (96.4%) of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine dihydrochloride (Compound V x 2HCl).

Step 2: Preparation of 4-isobutoxybenzaldehyde (Compound XIII)

4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde (10 g; 0.082 mol), potassium carbonate (33.95 g; 0.246 mol) and potassium iodide (1.36 g; 0.008 mol) were suspended in N,N-dimethylformamide (50 mL). Isobutyl bromide (26.7 mL; 0.246 mol) was added and the reaction was heated at 70°C under nitrogen for 3 hours. The reaction was cooled down, diluted by using 150 mL of water and extracted by using 300 mL of ethyl acetate. The organic layer was extracted five times by using 150 mL of 10% NaCl solution, dried under Na2SO4, filtered and concentrated which resulted in 14.3 g (98%) of yellow oily product of 4-isobutoxybenzaldehyde

(Compound XIII).

Step 3: Preparation of (4-isobutoxyphenyl)methanamine hydrochloride (Compound XI x HCl)

[0142] To a solution of 4-isobutoxybenzaldehyde (Compound XIII) (19.9 g; 0.112 mol) in methanol (90 mL), Raney nickel (6 g) and 7N methanol ammonia solution (90 mL) were added. The reaction mixture was stirred under hydrogen atmosphere (0.5 bar) at 10-15°C for 24 hours. The reaction solution was filtered through Celite to remove the catalyst. Methanol was distilled off and toluene (500 mL) was added. The solution was concentrated to 250 mL and 5-6 N HCl in 2-PrOH (30 mL; 0.15 mol) was added dropwise at ambient temperature. The resulting suspension was then cooled to 5 °C and stirred for additional 2 hours. Crystals were filtered off, washed with 60 mL of toluene, dried at 50°C/10 mbar for 10 hours yielding 20.88 g (86.7%) of (4-isobutoxyphenyl)methanamine hydrochloride (Compound XI x HCl). The product was analyzed by PXRD– form I was obtained, the PXRD pattern is shown in Figure 3.

Step 4: Option 1: Preparation of 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-3-(4-isobutoxybenzyl)-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)urea (Pimavanserin

Part a: Preparation of Compound VI-a:

To a 250 mL, three necked, round bottom flask, equipped with a stir bar, condenser and thermometer, (4-isobutoxyphenyl)methanamine hydrochloride (Compound XI x HCl) (5 g, 0.023 mol), CDI (6.01 g; 0.037 mol) and acetonitrile (40 mL) were charged. The resulting solution was stirred for 1 h at 65-70 °C and monitored by HPLC until full conversion to Compound VI-a.

Part b: Preparation of Pimavanserin:

N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine (Compound V) (7.73 g; 0.035 mol) was added to Compound VI-a obtained above. After 2h, complete conversion was observed. Upon completion, the reaction solution was cooled to 50 °C and water was added dropwise in a 1:3 ratio (120 mL). After addition of a whole amount of water, crystals were formed and suspension was allowed to cool to ambient temperature. The crystals were filtered off, washed with 2 x 40 mL solution of CH3CN:H2O 1:3, then 40 mL of water, dried at 45°C/10 mbar for 10 hours yielding 9.35 g (94.4%) of 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-3-(4-isobutoxybenzyl)-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)urea (Pimavanserin).

Step 4– option 2: Preparation of 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-3-(4-isobutoxybenzyl)-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)urea (Pimavanserin)

Part a: Preparation of Compound VI-a:

To a 500 mL, three necked, round bottom flask, equipped with a stir bar, condenser and thermometer, (4-isobutoxyphenyl)methanamine hydrochloride (Compound XI x HCl) (10 g; 0.046 mol), CDI (11.28 g; 0.07 mol) and acetonitrile (100 mL) were charged. The resulting solution was stirred for 1 h at 65-70 °C and monitored by HPLC until full conversion to Compound VI-a.

Part b: Preparation of Pimavanserin:

[0146] The reaction solution containing Compound VI-a obtained above was cooled to 30°C and N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine dihydrochloride (Compound V x 2HCl) (20.53 g; 0.07 mol) and K2CO3 (9.61 g; 0.07 mol) were added. The reaction mixture was heated to 65-70 °C and stirred for next 18 hours. Upon completion, the reaction solution was cooled to 50 °C, pH of solution was adjusted to 10.5 with 6N NaOH solution, and water was added dropwise in ratio 1:3 (300 mL). After addition of a whole amount of water, crystals were formed, and suspension was allowed to cool to ambient temperature, and then cooled on ice-bath (0-5°C) for 1.5 hour. The crystals were filtered off, washed with 2 x 100 mL solution of CH3CN:H2O 1:3, then 100 mL of water, dried at 45°C/10 mbar for 10 hours yielding 18.797 g (95.6%) of 1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-3-(4-isobutoxybenzyl)-1-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)urea (Pimavanserin).

Example 26: One pot preparation of Pimavanserin (without isolation of Compound 1)

Step 1: Preparation of 2-(4-isobutoxyphenyl)acetic acid

To a 250 mL, 3 neck, round bottom flask, equipped with thermocouple and nitrogen sweep, was charged 10 g of 4-hydroxy phenyl acetic acid (Molecular weight (FW): 152.15, 65.7 mmol, 1.0 equiv.), 30 g of potassium carbonate (FW: 138.21, 216.8 mmol, 3.3 equiv.), 1.1 g of potassium iodide (KI, FW: 166, 6.57 mmol, 0.1 equiv.), followed by 100 mL (10 vol.) of DMF. After stirring for 5 minutes at room temperature, 15.7 mL of isobutyl bromide (FW: 137.02, 144.6 mmol, 2.2 equiv.) was charged into the batch. The mixture was then heated to 75°C and kept stirring at the same temperature for 2 days until no limited starting material remaining as determined by HPLC. The reaction was cooled down to room temperature, and quenched by charging with 100 mL of deionized (DI) water. The pH of the reaction mixture was adjusted to less than 1 by charging 100 mL of 2N HCl. The product was extracted with 150 mL of ethyl acetate. After partitioning, the upper organic layer was washed with additional 100 mL of DI water, concentrated to dryness on the rotary evaporator under vacuum. The residue was dissolved in 100 mL each of THF (10 vol) and DI water (10 vol). After charging 20 g of lithium hydroxide, the mixture was heated to reflux for 3 hours until complete reaction. The batch was cooled to room temperature, concentrated on rotary

evaporator to remove THF. The residue was acidified with 300 mL of 2N HCl and 45 mL of 6N HCl aqueous solution until pH <1. The product was extracted with 2×250 mL of methylene chloride, dried over sodium sulfate, and filtered on Buchner funnel. The filtrate was concentrated to dryness on rotary evaporator under vacuum to afford 10.18 g of 2-(4-isobutoxyphenyl)acetic acid, representing a 74.4% yield in 98.5 A% purity. 1H NMR (d6-DMSO, 400 MHz): δ = 0.97 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 6 H), 1.96-2.02 (m, 1H), 3.47 (s, 2H), 3.71 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 2H), 6.86 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 2H), 7.14 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 2H).

Step 2: Preparation of Pimavanserin

To a 50 mL, single neck, round bottom flask, equipped with thermocouple and nitrogen sweep, was charged 333.2 mg of 2-(4-isobutoxyphenyl)acetic acid (FW: 208.25, 1.6 mmol, 1.0 equiv.), 311.3 mg of CDI (FW: 162.15, 1.92 mmol, 1.2 equiv.), and 3.3 mL of CH3CN (10 vol.). After stirring at room temperature for 1 hour, this was charged 139 mg (FW: 69.5, 2.0 mmol, 1.25 equiv.) of NH2OH.HCl and stirred for additional 15-18 hours at room temperature. Additional 518.9 mg of CDI (FW: 162.15, 3.2 mmol, 2.0 equiv.) was charged and the batch turned from a slurry to a clear solution again. This was followed by charging a solution of 334 mg of Compound V (FW: 222.3, 1.5 mmol, 0.94 equiv.), and heating up to 60 oC. The reaction was stirred at this temperature for approximately 5 hour before cooling back to room temperature. The reaction was quenched with 20 mL of DI water, and concentrated on rotary evaporator to remove acetonitrile. The aqueous residue was diluted with 40 mL of ethyl acetate, and washed with 2×20 mL of brine. The organic phase was concentrated to dryness on rotary evaporator under vacuum. The residue was purified by chromatography (160 g RediSep Alumina column), eluting with 0-5% of methanol in dichloromethane to afford 305 mg of Pimavanserin, representing a 47.6% yield in 99.3 A% purity.1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz): δ = 1.01 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 6 H), 1.62-1.73 (m, 4H), 2.03-2.09 (m, 3H), 2.25 (s, 3H), 2.84-2.87 (m, 2H), 3.68 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 2H), 4.27-4.34 (m, 5H), 4.45-4.48 (m, 1H), 6.67-6.79 (m, 2H), 6.99-7.02 (m, 4H), 7.16-7.27 (m, 2H). HRMS-ESI (m/z): [M+1]+ Calcd for C25H35F1N3O2: 428.2708; found 428.2723.

Example 27: Preparation of Pimavanserin (with isolation of Compound 1)

Step 1: Preparation of Compound 1

To a 100 mL, single neck, round bottom flask, equipped with thermocouple and nitrogen sweep, was charged 1 g of Compound XV (FW: 208.25, 4.8 mmol, 1.0 equiv.), 934.0 mg of CDI (FW: 162.15, 5.76 mmol, 1.2 equiv.), followed by 10 mL (10 vol.) of acetonitrile. After stirring for 45 minutes at room temperature, 417 mg of NH2OH.HCl (FW: 69.5, 6.0 mmol, 1.25 equiv.) was charged into the batch. The mixture was kept stirring at the ambient temperature overnight and turned into a thick slurry. HPLC determined 1.6 A% of starting material remaining. The batch was diluted with 6 mL of acetonitrile (6 vol.) and 16 mL (16 vol.) of DI water, and cooled down to 0-5 ºC. After stirring at the same temperature for additional 1 hour, the batch was filtered on the Buchner funnel. The filter cake was washed with 2×10 mL (10 vol.) of DI water, and dried in the funnel under vacuum overnight to afford 774.1 mg of hydroxamic acid Compound 1, representing a 72% yield in 99.6 A% purity. 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz): δ = 0.96 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 6 H), 1.95-2.02 (m, 1H), 3.19 (s, 2H), 3.70 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 2H), 6.85 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 2H), 7.14 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 2H), 8.80 (s, 1H), 10.61 (s, 1H).

Step 2: Synthesis of Pimavanserin

To a 50 mL sealed tube, equipped with nitrogen sweep, was charged 250 mg of compound 1 (FW: 223.27, 1.12 mmol, 1.0 equiv.), 217.9 mg of CDI (FW: 162.15, 1.34 mmol, 1.2 equiv.), and 1.7 mL of acetonitrile (6.8 vol.). After stirring at room temperature for 40 minutes, the batch was heated to 60 oC and kept stirring at the same temperature for additional 10 minutes. This was followed by charging 373.5 mg of Compound 3 (FW: 222.3, 1.68 mmol, 1.5 equiv.). The container of Compound V was rinsed with 0.5 mL (2 vol.) of acetonitrile, and the wash was combined with the batch. The reaction was monitored by HPLC and complete in 2 hours. The batch was cooled down to room temperature, diluted with 5 mL (20 vol.) of ethyl acetate, which was washed with 3×5 mL (20 vol.) of DI water. After partitioning, the upper organic layer was concentrated to dryness on rotary evaporator. The residue was re-dissolved into 3 mL (12 vol.) of ethyl acetate after heating up to reflux to afford a slightly milky solution. This was charged with 12 mL (48 vol.) of heptane, and cooled down to 0-5oC. The batch was kept stirring at the same temperature for 1 hour and filtered on a Buchner funnel. The filter cake was washed with 2×5 mL (20 vol.) of heptane, and dried in the funnel with a nitrogen sweep for 1 hour to afford 270.8 mg of Pimavanserin as a white solid, representing a 56.6% yield in 98.8 A% purity. 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz): δ = 1.01 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 6 H), 1.62-1.73 (m, 4H), 2.03-2.09 (m, 3H), 2.25 (s, 3H), 2.84-2.87 (m, 2H), 3.68 (d, J = 6.4 Hz, 2H), 4.27-4.34 (m, 5H), 4.45-4.48 (m, 1H), 6.67-6.79 (m, 2H), 6.99-7.02 (m, 4H), 7.16-7.27 (m, 2H). HRMS-ESI (m/z): [M+1]+ Calcd for C25H35F1N3O2: 428.2708; found 428.2723.

Example 34: Preparation of Pimavanserin from Compound 2

To a 25 mL, three neck, round bottom flask, equipped with a stir bar, condenser and thermocouple, Compound 2, 0.210 g, was charged (FW: 249.26, 0.84 mmol, 1.0 equiv.). This was followed 3 mL of acetonitrile, anhydrous, 99.8%. The mixture was stirred at 60°C for 4 h. Then, to the reaction mixture, Compound V, 0.375 g (FW: 222.30, 1.69 mmol, 2.0 equiv.), was added. After 1h, complete conversion was observed. The reaction was diluted with EtOAc (20 mL) and washed twice with a saturated solution of NH4Cl (2 x 15 mL), then H2O (10 mL) and finally with a saturated NaCl solution (10 mL). The organic layer was dried over anh. sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated under partial vacuum to about 5 mL of EtOAc. To this solution, n-heptane (10 ml) was added with vigorous stirring, in a dropwise manner, over half an hour. A white precipitate was formed, followed by filtration and drying in vacuum at 45°C for 3h, affording 0.188 g of Pimavanserin. HPLC-MS (m/z) [M+1]+ 428.2; 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz): δ = 1.01 (d, J = 6.7 Hz, 6 H), 1.68-1.77 (m, 4H), 2.03-2.10 (m, 3H), 2.30 (s, 3H), 2.91-2.97 (m, 2H), 3.67(d, J = 6.7 Hz, 2H), 4.27 (d, J = 5.4 Hz, 2H), 4.31-4.43 (m, 3H), 4.50 (brt, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H), 6.74-6-79 (m, 2H), 6.95-7.05 (m, 4H), 7.14-7.22 (m, 2H).

Example 38: Preparation of Pimavanserin from Compound and Compound V x 2HCl

250 mL reactor was charged with N-hydroxy-2-(4-isobutoxyphenyl)acetamide (Compound 1) (10 g, 0.045 mol), CDI (10.53 g, 0.076 mol) and 100 mL of MeCN, p.a. The resulting solution was stirred for 1.5 h at 60-65 °C and monitored by HPLC. Upon full conversion to the corresponding isocyanate, reaction solution was cooled to 35 °C and N-(4- fluorobenzyl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-amine dihydrochloride (Compound V x 2HCl) (22.48 g, 0.065 mol) and K2CO3 (6.19 g, 0.045 mol) were added. Reaction mixture was heated up to 60-65 °C and stirred for 6 hours and followed by 17 h at ambient temperature.

Upon completion, the reaction solution was cooled to 20 °C and water was added dropwise in ratio 1:3 (300 mL) with adjustment of pH to 11 with 6N NaOH solution. After addition of whole amount of water, crystals were formed and suspension was stirred at 20 °C for 2 h and 0-5°C for next 2 hour. Crystals were filtered off, washed with 2 x 100 mL solution of MeCN:H2O 1:3, then 100 mL of H2O, dried at 30°C/10 mbar for 24 hours yielding 17.56 g (91.7%) of Pimavanserin.

 

PAPER

Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2015, 25, 1053–1056.

11C-labeling and preliminary evaluation of pimavanserin as a 5-HT2A receptor PET-radioligand

  • a Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • b Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging, University of Copenhagen Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • c Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Pimavanserin is a selective serotonin 2A receptor (5-HT2AR) inverse agonist that has shown promise for treatment of psychotic symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Here, we detail the 11C-labeling and subsequently evaluate pimavanserin as a PET-radioligand in pigs. [11C]Pimavanserin was obtained by N-methylation of an appropriate precursor using [11C]MeOTf in acetone at 60 °C giving radiochemical yields in the range of 1–1.7 GBq (n = 4). In Danish Landrace pigs the radio ligand readily entered the brain and displayed binding in the cortex in accordance with the distribution of 5-HT2ARs. However, this binding could not be blocked by either ketanserin or pimavanserin itself, indicating high nonspecific binding. The lack of displacement by the 5-HT2R antagonist and binding in the thalamus suggests that [11C]pimavanserin is not selective for the 5-HT2AR in pigs.


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THURSDAY Oct. 31, 2013 — Many people living with Parkinson’s disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating side effects.

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The drug — pimavanserin — appears to significantly relieve these troubling symptoms, according to the results of a phase 3 trial to test its effectiveness.

Pimavanserin (ACP-103) is a drug developed by Acadia Pharmaceuticals which acts as an inverse agonist on the serotonin receptor subtype 5-HT2A, with 40x selectivity over 5-HT2C, and no significant affinity or activity at 5-HT2B or dopamine receptors.[1] As of September 3 2009, pimavanserin has not met expectations for Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis,[2] and is in Phase II trials for adjunctive treatment of schizophrenia alongside an antipsychotic medication.[3] It is expected to improve the effectiveness and side effect profile of antipsychotics.[4][5][6]

3-D MODEL OF DRUG PIMAVANSERIN, THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHICH HAS BEEN EXPEDITED BY THE FDA

Psychiatrist Herb Meltzer sadly watched the agitated woman accuse her son of trying to poison her. Although not her physician, Dr. Meltzer certainly recognized the devastating effects of his mother-in-law’s Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP). Occurring in up to half of all patients with Parkinson’s, symptoms of the psychotic disorder may include hallucinations and delusions. The development of PDP often leads to institutionalization and increased mortality.

“I was on the sidelines,” explains Dr. Meltzer, professor of psychiatry and physiology and director of the Translational Neuropharmacology Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “I told my brother-in-law it was the disease talking, not his mother.”

Ironically, Dr. Meltzer has been far from the sidelines and right on the PDP playing field for quite a while. In fact, he may soon see a drug he helped develop become the first approved treatment for the disorder. In early April, Dr. Meltzer celebrated, along with colleagues at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals in San Diego for which he has been a clinical advisor, the stunning announcement: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had expedited the company’s path to filing a new drug application (NDA) for pimavanserin, a selective serotonin 5-HT2Areceptor blocker. Typically, the FDA requires data from two successful pivotal Phase III clinical studies affirming a drug candidate’s safety and efficacy before the agency will even consider an NDA. Just as ACADIA was planning to launch another Phase III study this spring to fulfill this requirement, the FDA decided the company had amassed enough data to support an NDA filing.

HERBERT MELTZER, MD, DESIGNED ACADIA PHARMACEUTICAL’S INITIAL PROOF OF CONCEPT TRIAL OF THE DRUG PIMAVANSERIN TO TREAT PARKINSON’S DISEASE PSYCHOSIS.

“This action on the part of the FDA is extremely unusual,” says Dr. Meltzer, who designed ACADIA’s initial proof-of-concept trial of pimavanserin, a drug he had initially suggested ACADIA develop to treat schizophrenia, with PDP as a secondary indication. “The FDA staff decided that results from my small clinical study and the first successful Phase III study were sufficient to establish efficacy and safety.”

Bringing a safe and effective drug to market is a monumental achievement. Pimavanserin is not yet there but has significantly moved within striking distance with this recent nod from the regulatory agency.

24 YEARS IN THE MAKING

The neuropharmacologist’s collaboration with ACADIA began in 2000. The company wanted to develop a drug targeting the serotonin 5-HT 2A receptor, a neurotransmitter ACADIA believed played a key role in schizophrenia based upon basic research from Meltzer and their own studies. A distinguished schizophrenia investigator, then at Case Western Reserve University, he welcomed ACADIA’s offer to translate his ideas about developing safer and more effective drug treatments for psychosis. Through his provocative and groundbreaking research, Dr. Meltzer originally championed the idea that blocking the 5-HT2A receptor would lead to better antipsychotic drugs with fewer side effects. Existing drugs often impaired motor function because they targeted the dopamine D2 receptor. Of the 14 different types of serotonin receptors in this complex area of study, Dr. Meltzer zeroed in on the 5-HT2A type—the same receptor that leads to hallucinogenic properties of LSD and mescaline. It was an ideal target to complement weak D2 receptor blockade in schizophrenia and as a standalone treatment for PD psychosis.

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  4. Jump up^ “ACADIA Announces Positive Results From ACP-103 Phase II Schizophrenia Co-Therapy Trial” (Press release). ACADIA Pharmaceuticals. 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  5. Jump up^ Gardell LR, Vanover KE, Pounds L, Johnson RW, Barido R, Anderson GT, Veinbergs I, Dyssegaard A, Brunmark P, Tabatabaei A, Davis RE, Brann MR, Hacksell U, Bonhaus DW (Aug 2007). “ACP-103, a 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptor inverse agonist, improves the antipsychotic efficacy and side-effect profile of haloperidol and risperidone in experimental models”. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 322 (2): 862–70. doi:10.1124/jpet.107.121715.PMID 17519387.
  6. Jump up^ Vanover KE, Betz AJ, Weber SM, Bibbiani F, Kielaite A, Weiner DM, Davis RE, Chase TN, Salamone JD (Oct 2008). “A 5-HT2A receptor inverse agonist, ACP-103, reduces tremor in a rat model and levodopa-induced dyskinesias in a monkey model”. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 90 (4): 540–4. doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2008.04.010. PMC 2806670free to read.PMID 18534670.
  7. Jump up^ Abbas A, Roth BL (Dec 2008). “Pimavanserin tartrate: a 5-HT2A inverse agonist with potential for treating various neuropsychiatric disorders”. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 9 (18): 3251–9.doi:10.1517/14656560802532707. PMID 19040345.
  8. Jump up^ Meltzer HY, Elkis H, Vanover K, Weiner DM, van Kammen DP, Peters P, Hacksell U (Nov 2012). “Pimavanserin, a selective serotonin (5-HT)2A-inverse agonist, enhances the efficacy and safety of risperidone, 2mg/day, but does not enhance efficacy of haloperidol, 2mg/day: comparison with reference dose risperidone, 6mg/day”. Schizophrenia Research. 141 (2-3): 144–152. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.07.029. PMID 22954754.
  9. Jump up^ “ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for NUPLAZID™ (Pimavanserin) for Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis”. Press Releases. Acadia. 2014-09-02.
  10. Jump up^ “Press Announcements — FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease”. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved1 May 2016.

NUPLAZID contains pimavanserin, an atypical antipsychotic, which is present as pimavanserin tartrate salt with the chemical name, urea, N-[(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]-N-(1-methyl-4-piperidinyl)-N’-[[4-(2- methylpropoxy)phenyl]methyl]-,(2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (2:1). Pimavanserin tartrate is freely soluble in water. Its molecular formula is (C25H34FN3O2)2•C4H6O6 and its molecular weight is 1005.20 (tartrate salt). The chemical structure is:

NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin) Structural Formula Illustration

The molecular formula of pimavanserin free base is C25H34FN3O2 and its molecular weight is 427.55.

NUPLAZID tablets are intended for oral administration only. Each round, white to off-white, immediaterelease, film-coated tablet contains 20 mg of pimavanserin tartrate, which is equivalent to 17 mg of pimavanserin free base. Inactive ingredients include pregelatinized starch, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. Additionally, the following inactive ingredients are present as components of the film coat: hypromellose, talc, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, and saccharin sodium.

WO2006036874A1 * 26 Sep 2005 6 Apr 2006 Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Salts of n-(4-fluorobenzyl)-n-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-n’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and their preparation
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WO2007133802A2 * 15 May 2007 22 Nov 2007 Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pharmaceutical formulations of pimavanserin
US20060205780 * 3 May 2006 14 Sep 2006 Thygesen Mikkel B Synthesis of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms
US20060205781 * 3 May 2006 14 Sep 2006 Thygesen Mikkel B Synthesis of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms
US20070260064 * 15 May 2007 8 Nov 2007 Bo-Ragnar Tolf Synthesis of n-(4-fluorobenzyl)-n-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-n’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms
Reference
1 * WANG, Y. ET AL: “ACP-103: 5-HT2A receptor inverse agonist treatment of psychosis treatment of sleep disorders” DRUGS OF THE FUTURE , 31(11), 939-943 CODEN: DRFUD4; ISSN: 0377-8282, 2006, XP002446571
Pimavanserin
Pimavanserin structure.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-(4-fluorophenylmethyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide
Clinical data
Trade names Nuplazid
Routes of
administration
Oral (tablets)
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 94–97%[1]
Metabolism Hepatic (CYP3A4, CYP3A5,CYP2J2)[2]
Biological half-life 54–56 hours[1]
Identifiers
CAS Number 706779-91-1 Yes
706782-28-7 (tartrate)
ATC code None
PubChem CID 10071196
DrugBank DB05316 
ChemSpider 8246736 
UNII JZ963P0DIK Yes
KEGG D08969 
ChEBI CHEBI:133017 
ChEMBL CHEMBL2111101 
Synonyms ACP-103
Chemical data
Formula C25H34FN3O2
Molar mass 427.553 g/mol
Jeffrey Cummings, Stuart Isaacson, Roger Mills, Hilde Williams, Kathy Chi-Burris, Anne Corbett, Rohit Dhall, Clive Ballard.
Pimavanserin for patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis: a randomised, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial.
The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9916, Pages 533 – 540, 8 February 2014.
Findings: Between Aug 11, 2010, and Aug 29, 2012, we randomly allocated 199 patients to treatment groups. For 90 recipients of placebo and 95 recipients of pimavanserin included in the primary analysis, pimavanserin was associated with a −5·79 decrease in SAPS-PD scores compared with −2·73 for placebo (difference −3·06, 95% CI −4·91 to −1·20; p=0·001; Cohen’s d 0·50). Ten patients in the pimavanserin group discontinued because of an adverse event (four due to psychotic disorder or hallucination within 10 days of start of the study drug) compared with two in the placebo group. Overall, pimavanserin was well tolerated with no significant safety concerns or worsening of motor function.This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01174004.Bo-Ragnar Tolf, Nathalie Schlienger, Mikkel Boas Thygesen.
Synthesis of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N′-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms.
US patent number:US7790899 B2
Also published as:CA2692001A1, CN101778821A, EP2146960A2, US20070260064, WO2008144326A2, WO2008144326A3.
Publication date:Sep 7, 2010.
Original Assignee:Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Tolf, Bo-Ragmar; Schlienger, Nathalie; Thygesen, Mikkel Boas.
Preparation of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-[4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl]carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms.
PCT Int. Appl. (2008), WO2008144326 A2 20081127.Tolf, Bo-Ragnar; Schlienger, Nathalie; Thygesen, Mikkel Boas.
Synthesis of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy)phenylmethyl)carbamide and its tartrate salt and crystalline forms.
U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2007), US20070260064 A1 20071108.Pyke, Robert; Ceci, Angelo.
Pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment and/or prevention of schizophrenia and related diseases.
PCT Int. Appl. (2006), WO2006096439 A2 20060914.Wang, Y.; Bolos, J.; Serradell, N.ACP-103:
5-HT2A receptor inverse agonist treatment of psychosis treatment of sleep disorders.
Drugs of the Future (2006), 31(11), 939-943.Roberts, Claire.
Drug evaluation: ACP-103, a 5-HT2A receptor inverse agonist.
Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs (Thomson Scientific) (2006), 7(7), 653-660.hygesen, Mikkel; Schlienger, Nathalie; Tolf, Bo-Ragnar; Blatter, Fritz; Berghausen, Jorg.
Process for preparation of salts of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N-(1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-N’-(4-(2-methylpropyloxy) phenylmethyl)carbamide.
PCT Int. Appl. (2006), WO2006036874 A1 20060406.Clip

FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease

For Immediate Release

April 29, 2016

Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets, the first drug approved to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

Hallucinations or delusions can occur in as many as 50 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease at some time during the course of their illness. People who experience them see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations) and/or have false beliefs (delusions). The hallucinations and delusions experienced with Parkinson’s disease are serious symptoms, and can lead to thinking and emotions that are so impaired that the people experiencing them may not relate to loved ones well or take appropriate care of themselves.

“Hallucinations and delusions can be profoundly disturbing and disabling,” said Mitchell Mathis, M.D., director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Nuplazid represents an important treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease who experience these symptoms.”

An estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the National Institutes of Health, and about one million Americans have the condition. The neurological disorder typically occurs in people over age 60, when cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine become impaired or die. Dopamine helps transmit signals between the areas of the brain that produce smooth, purposeful movement — like eating, writing and shaving. Early symptoms of the disease are subtle and occur gradually. In some people Parkinson’s disease progresses more quickly than in others. As the disease progresses, the shaking, or tremor, which affects the majority of people with Parkinson’s disease, may begin to interfere with daily activities. Other symptoms may include depression and other emotional changes; hallucinations and delusions; difficulty in swallowing, chewing, and speaking; urinary problems or constipation; skin problems; and sleep disruptions.

The effectiveness of Nuplazid was shown in a six-week clinical trial of 199 participants. Nuplazid was shown to be superior to placebo in decreasing the frequency and/or severity of hallucinations and delusions without worsening the primary motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

As with other atypical antipsychotic drugs, Nuplazid has a Boxed Warning alerting health care professionals about an increased risk of death associated with the use of these drugs to treat older people with dementia-related psychosis. No drug in this class is approved to treat patients with dementia-related psychosis.

In clinical trials, the most common side effects reported by participants taking Nuplazid were: swelling, usually of the ankles, legs, and feet due to the accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissue (peripheral edema); nausea; and abnormal state of mind (confused state).

Nuplazid was granted breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease. Breakthrough therapy designation is a program designed to expedite the development and review of drugs that are intended to treat a serious condition and where preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy on a clinically significant endpoint. The drug was also granted a priority review. The FDA’s priority review program provides for an expedited review of drugs that offer a significant improvement in the safety or effectiveness for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of a serious condition.

Nuplazid is marketed by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego, California.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy


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CAS 1173755-55-9
eteplirsen, eteplirsén [Spanish], étéplirsen [French] , eteplirsenum [Latin], этеплирсен [Russian], إيتيبليرسان [Arabic]

Structure credit http://lgmpharma.com/eteplirsen-still-proves-efficacious-duchenne-drug/

FDA grants accelerated approval to first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
New therapy addresses unmet medical need

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Exondys 51 is specifically indicated for patients who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping, which affects about 13 percent of the population with DMD.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

September 19, 2016

Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Exondys 51 is specifically indicated for patients who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping, which affects about 13 percent of the population with DMD.

“Patients with a particular type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy will now have access to an approved treatment for this rare and devastating disease,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “In rare diseases, new drug development is especially challenging due to the small numbers of people affected by each disease and the lack of medical understanding of many disorders. Accelerated approval makes this drug available to patients based on initial data, but we eagerly await learning more about the efficacy of this drug through a confirmatory clinical trial that the company must conduct after approval.”

DMD is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. It is the most common type of muscular dystrophy. DMD is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. The first symptoms are usually seen between three and five years of age, and worsen over time. The disease often occurs in people without a known family history of the condition and primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls. DMD occurs in about one out of every 3,600 male infants worldwide.

People with DMD progressively lose the ability to perform activities independently and often require use of a wheelchair by their early teens. As the disease progresses, life-threatening heart and respiratory conditions can occur. Patients typically succumb to the disease in their 20s or 30s; however, disease severity and life expectancy vary.

Exondys 51 was approved under the accelerated approval pathway, which provides for the approval of drugs that treat serious or life-threatening diseases and generally provide a meaningful advantage over existing treatments. Approval under this pathway can be based on adequate and well-controlled studies showing the drug has an effect on a surrogate endpoint that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit to patients (how a patient feels or functions or whether they survive). This pathway provides earlier patient access to promising new drugs while the company conducts clinical trials to verify the predicted clinical benefit.

The accelerated approval of Exondys 51 is based on the surrogate endpoint of dystrophin increase in skeletal muscle observed in some Exondys 51-treated patients. The FDA has concluded that the data submitted by the applicant demonstrated an increase in dystrophin production that is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit in some patients with DMD who have a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping. A clinical benefit of Exondys 51, including improved motor function, has not been established. In making this decision, the FDA considered the potential risks associated with the drug, the life-threatening and debilitating nature of the disease for these children and the lack of available therapy.

Under the accelerated approval provisions, the FDA is requiring Sarepta Therapeutics to conduct a clinical trial to confirm the drug’s clinical benefit. The required study is designed to assess whether Exondys 51 improves motor function of DMD patients with a confirmed mutation of the dystrophin gene amenable to exon 51 skipping. If the trial fails to verify clinical benefit, the FDA may initiate proceedings to withdraw approval of the drug.

The most common side effects reported by participants taking Exondys 51 in the clinical trials were balance disorder and vomiting.

The FDA granted Exondys 51 fast track designation, which is a designation to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs that are intended to treat serious conditions and that demonstrate the potential to address an unmet medical need. It was also granted priority review and orphan drug designation.Priority review status is granted to applications for drugs that, if approved, would be a significant improvement in safety or effectiveness in the treatment of a serious condition. Orphan drug designation provides incentives such as clinical trial tax credits, user fee waiver and eligibility for orphan drug exclusivity to assist and encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases.

The manufacturer received a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher, which comes from a program intended to encourage development of new drugs and biologics for the prevention and treatment of rare pediatric diseases. This is the seventh rare pediatric disease priority review voucher issued by the FDA since the program began.

Exondys 51 is made by Sarepta Therapeutics of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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CAS 1173755-55-9 [RN]
eteplirsén [Spanish] [INN]
étéplirsen [French] [INN]
eteplirsenum [Latin] [INN]
этеплирсен [Russian] [INN]
إيتيبليرسان [Arabic] [INN]
Eteplirsen
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(P-deoxy-P-(dimethylamino)](2′,3′-dideoxy-2′,3′-imino-2′,3′-seco)(2’a→5′)(C-m5U-C-C-A-A-C-A-m5U-C-A-A-G-G-A-A-G-A-m5U-G-G-C-A-m5U-m5U-m5U-C-m5U-A-G),5′-(P-(4-((2-(2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)carbonyl)-1-piperazinyl)-N,N-dimethylphosphonamidate) RNA
Clinical data
Routes of
administration
Intravenous infusion
Legal status
Legal status
  • Investigational
Identifiers
CAS Number 1173755-55-9
ATC code None
ChemSpider 34983391
UNII AIW6036FAS Yes
Chemical data
Formula C364H569N177O122P30
Molar mass 10305.738

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VELPATASVIR (GS-5816), GILEAD SCIENCES, велпатасвир, فالباتاسفير , 维帕他韦 ,


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VELPATASVIR (GS-5816), GILEAD SCIENCES

CAS 1377049-84-7

Molecular Formula: C49H54N8O8
Molecular Weight: 883.00186 g/mol

Hepatitis C virus NS 5 protein inhibitors

KEEP WATCHING AS I ADD MORE DATA, SYNTHESIS……………

Gilead Sciences, Inc. INNOVATOR

Elizabeth M. Bacon, Jeromy J. Cottell, Ashley Anne Katana, Darryl Kato, Evan S. Krygowski, John O. Link, James Taylor, Chinh Viet Tran, Martin Teresa Alejandra Trejo, Zheng-Yu Yang, Sheila Zipfel,

Elizabeth Bacon

Senior Research Associate II at Gilead Sciences

Methyl {(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(5-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2- [(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4- (methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-1 ,1 1 dihydroisochromeno[4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[1 ,2-d]imidazol-9-yl}-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)-5- methylpyrrolidin-1 -yl]-3-methyl-1 -oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

methyl {(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(9-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4-(methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-1H-imidazol-5-yl}-1,11-dihydroisochromeno[4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[1,2-d]imidazol-2-yl)-5-methylpyrrolidin-1-yl]-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

methyl {(2S)-1 – [(2S,5S)-2-(5-{2-[(2S,4S)-l- {(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl} -4-(methoxymethyl) pyrrolidin-2-yl]-l,l 1 dihydroisochromeno [4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[l,2-d]imidazol-9-yl}-lH-imidazol-2-yl)- 5-methylpyrrolidin-l-yl]-3-methyl-l -oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

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Research Scientist I at Gilead Sciences

{(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(9-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2-[(Méthoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phénylacétyl}-4-(méthoxyméthyl)-2-pyrrolidinyl]-1H-imidazol-4-yl}-1,11-dihydroisochroméno[4′,3′:6,7]naphto[1,2-d]imidazol-2-yl)-5 -méthyl-1-pyrrolidinyl]-3-méthyl-1-oxo-2-butanyl}carbamate de méthyle
Carbamic acid, N-[(1R)-2-[(2S,4S)-2-[4-[1,11-dihydro-2-[(2S,5S)-1-[(2S)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-3-methyl-1-oxobutyl]-5-methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl][2]benzopyrano[4′,3′:6,7]naphth[1,2-d]imidazol-9-yl]-1H- imidazol-2-yl]-4-(methoxymethyl)-1-pyrrolidinyl]-2-oxo-1-phenylethyl]-, methyl ester

Methyl {(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(9-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4-(methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-1H-imidazol-4-yl}-1,11-dihydro[2]benzopyrano[4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[1,2-d]imidazol-2-yl)-5-methylpyrrolidin-1-yl]-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

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Description Pan-genotypic HCV NS5A inhibitor
Molecular Target HCV NS5A protein
Mechanism of Action HCV non-structural protein 5A inhibitor
Therapeutic Modality Small molecule
Latest Stage of Development Phase II
Standard Indication Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Indication Details Treat HCV genotype 1 infection; Treat HCV infection
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Class Antivirals; Carbamates; Chromans; Imidazoles; Naphthols; Phenylacetates; Phosphoric acid esters; Pyrimidine nucleotides; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Hepatitis C virus NS 5 protein inhibitors
  • Registered Hepatitis C

Most Recent Events

  • 14 Jul 2016 Registered for Hepatitis C in Canada (PO)
  • 08 Jul 2016 Registered for Hepatitis C in Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, European Union (PO)
  • 30 Jun 2016 Gilead Sciences plans a phase III trial for Hepatitis C (Combination therapy, Treatment-experienced) in Japan (PO (NCT02822794)

 

Darryl Kato works on a hepatitis treatment at Gilead Sciences Inc.’s lab

Velpatasvir, also known as GS-5816, is a potent and selective Hepatitis C virus NS5A inhibitor. GS-5816 has demonstrated pan-genotypic activity and a high barrier to resistance in HCV replicon assays. GS-5816 demonstrated pangenotypic antiviral activity in patients with genotype 1-4 HCV infection. It will be further evaluated in combination with other pangenotypic direct-acting antivirals to achieve the goal of developing a well-tolerated, highly effective treatment for all HCV genotypes.

WO 2013/075029. Compound I has the formula:


methyl {(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(9-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4-(methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-1H-imidazol-5-yl}-1,11-dihydroisochromeno[4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[1,2-d]imidazol-2-yl)-5-methylpyrrolidin-1-yl]-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

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PAPER

Patent Highlights: Recently Approved HCV NS5a Drugs

Cidara Therapeutics, 6310 Nancy Ridge Dr., Suite 101, San Diego, California 92121, United States
Org. Process Res. Dev., Article ASAP

Abstract

Five inhibitors of the NS5a enzyme have been approved as part of oral regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus, including daclatasvir (Bristol-Myers Squibb), ledipasvir (Gilead Sciences), ombitasvir (AbbVie), elbasvir (Merck), and velpatasvir (Gilead Sciences). This article reviews worldwide patents and patent applications that have been published on synthetic routes and final forms for these five drugs.

 

PATENT

https://google.com/patents/WO2013075029A1?cl=en

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Methyl {(2S)-1-[(2S,5S)-2-(5-{2-[(2S,4S)-1-{(2R)-2- [(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4- (methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-1 ,1 1 dihydroisochromeno[4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[1 ,2-d]imidazol-9-yl}-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)-5- methylpyrrolidin-1 -yl]-3-methyl-1 -oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

Methyl {(2S)-l-[(2S,5S)-2-(5-{2-[(2S,4S)-l-{(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl}-4- (methoxymethyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-l,ll dihydroisochromeno [4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[l,2-d]imidazol-9- yl}-lH-imidazol-2-yl)-5-methylpyrrolidin-l-yl]-3-methyl-l-oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate

The synthesis of this compound was prepared according to the procedure of example LR-1 with the following modification. During the Suzuki coupling, (2S)-l-[(2S,5S)-2-(5-iodo-lH-imidazol- 2-yl)-5-methylpyrrolidin-l-yl]-2-[(l-meth^ was used in lieu of

(2S)-l -[(2S)-2-(5-bromo-lH-imidazol-2-yl)pyrrolidin-l-yl]-2-[(l-methoxyethenyl)amino]-3- methylbutan-l-one. The crade material was purified by preparative HPLC to provide methyl {(2S)-1 – [(2S,5S)-2-(5-{2-[(2S,4S)-l- {(2R)-2-[(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-phenylacetyl} -4-(methoxymethyl) pyrrolidin-2-yl]-l,l 1 dihydroisochromeno [4′,3′:6,7]naphtho[l,2-d]imidazol-9-yl}-lH-imidazol-2-yl)- 5-methylpyrrolidin-l-yl]-3-methyl-l -oxobutan-2-yl}carbamate as a white solid (17 mg, 0.019 mmol, 17%). lU NMR (400 MHz, cd3od) δ 8.63 (s, 1H), 8.19 (d, 1H), 8.04 (m, 1H), 7.87 (m, 2H), 7.66 (m, 2H), 7.52 – 7.39 (m, 6H), 5.50 (m, 2H), 5.32 (s, 2H), 5.16 (m, 1H), 4.12 (m, 1H), 3.80 (m, 4H), 3.66 (s, 6H), 3.43 (m, 4H), 3.23 (s, 3H), 2.72-1.99 (m, 9H), 1.56 (d, 3H), 1.29 (m, 1H), 0.99 (d, 3H), 0.88 (d, 3H).

PATENT

US 20150361073 A1

Scheme 1

Compound (J)

Compound (I) H CO- Com pound (G)

st alkylation: Conversion of Compound (I-a) to Compound (G-a)

Compound (I-a) (45 g, 1.0 equiv.), Compound (J-a) (26.7g, 1.03 equiv.) and potassium carbonate (20.7g, 1.5 equiv.) in dichloromethane (450 mL) were stirred at about 20 °C for approximately 3-4 hours. After the completion of the reaction, water (450 mL) was charged into the reactor and the mixture was stirred. Layers were separated, and the aqueous layer was extracted with dichloromethane (200 mL). The combined organic layers were washed with 2 wt% NaH2PO4/10wt% NaCl solution (450 mL). The organic layer was then concentrated and the solvent was swapped from dichloromethane into tetrahydrofuran. A purified sample of Compound (G-a) has the following spectrum: ¾ NMR (400 MHz,

CDC13) δ 7.90-7.94 (m, 1H), 7.81-7.85 (m, 1H), 7.72 (s, 1H), 7.69 (s, 1H), 7.66 (s, 1H), 5.19-5.56 (2dd, 2H), 5.17 (s, 2H), 4.73 (t, 1H), 4.39-4.48 (m, 1H), 3.70-3.77 (m, 1H), 3.37-3.45 (m, 2H), 3.33-3.35 (d, 3H), 3.28-3.32 (m, 1H), 3.20-3.25 (dd, 1H), 2.92-2.96 (dt, 1H), 2.44-2.59 (m, 4H), 1.97-2.09 (m, 1H), 1.44 (d, 9H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, alternative starting material may be Compound (I) where X may be -CI, -Br, -OTs, -OS02Ph, -OS02Me, -OS02CF3, -OS02R, , and -OP(0)(OR)2 and Y may be -CI, -Br, -OTs, -OS02Ph, -OS02Me, -OS02CF3, -OS02R, and -OP(0)(OR)2. R may be alkyl, haloalkyl, or an optionally substituted aryl.

Various bases may also be employed, such as phosphate salts (including but not limited to KH2P04, K3P04, Na2HP04, and Na3P04) and carbonate salts (including but not limited to Na2C03,Cs2C03, and NaHC03). Where the starting material is Compound (J), KHC03 or preformed potassium, sodium, and cesium salts of Compound (J) may also be used.

Alternative solvents can include 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, tetrahydrofuran, isopropyl acetate, ethyl acetate, tert-butyl methyl ether, cyclopentyl methyl ether, dimethylformamide, acetone, MEK, and MIBK.

The reaction temperature may range from about 10 °C to about 60 °C.

” alkylation: Conversion of Compound (G-a) to Compound (B-a):

A solution of Compound (G-a) (prepared as described earlier starting from 45 g of Compound (I-a)) was mixed with Compound (H) (42.9g, 1.5 equiv.), and cesium carbonate (26. lg, 0.8 equiv.). The reaction mixture was stirred at about 40-45 °C until reaction was complete and then cooled to about 20 °C. Water (450 mL) and ethyl acetate (225 mL) were added and the mixture was agitated. Layers were separated, and the aqueous layer was extracted with ethyl acetate (150 mL). Combined organic phase was concentrated and solvent was swapped to toluene. A purified sample of Compound (B-a) has the following spectrum: ¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDC13) 57.90-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.81-7.83 (m, 1H), 7.73 (s, 1H), 7.63-7.64 (d, 1H), 7.59-7.60 (d, 1H), 5.52-5.63 (m, 1H), 5.30-5.43 (q, 1H), 5.13-5.23 (s+m, 3H), 4.56-4.64 (m, 2H), 4.39-4.48 (m, 1H), 4.20-4.27 (m, 1H), 3.62-3.79 (m, 2H), 3.66 (s, 2H), 3.36-3.45 (m, 2H), 3.34-3.35 (d, 3H), 3.07-3.25 (m, 3H), 2.59-2.37 (m, 5H), 1.97-2.16 (m, 3H), 1.60 (s, 3H), 1.38-1.45 (m, 12H), 0.91-1.03 (m, 6H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, alternative starting material may include Compound (G) where Y may be -CI, -Br, -OTs, -OS02Ph, -OS02Me, -OS02CF3, -OS02R, , or -OP(0)(OR)2. where R is alkyl, aryl, or substituted aryl. In some embodiments, the substituted aryl may be an aryl having one or more substituents, such as alkyl, alkoxy, hydroxyl, nitro, halogen, and others as discussed above.

Various bases may be employed. Non-limiting examples can include phosphate salts (including but not limited to KH2P04, K3P04, Na2HP04, and Na3P04) and carbonate salts (including but not limited to K2C03 or Na2C03). If Compound (H) is used as the starting material, Li2C03 or preformed potassium, sodium, and cesium salt of Compound (H) may be employed.

Alternative solvents may include 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, dichloromethane, toluene, mixtures of THF/Toluene, isopropyl acetate, ethyl acetate, l-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, Ν,Ν-dimethylacetamide, acetone, MEK,and MIBK. An alternative additive may be

potassium iodide, and the reaction temperature may range from about 40 °C to about 60 °C or about 40 °C to about 50 °C.

A toluene solution of Compound (B-a) (604 g solution from 45 g of Compound (I-a)) was charged to a reaction vessel containing ammonium acetate (185.2 g) and isopropanol (91.0 g). The contents of the reactor were agitated at about 90 °C until the reaction was complete (about 16 to 24 hours). The reaction mixture was cooled to about 45 °C, and then allowed to settle for layer separation. Water (226 g) was added to the organic phase, and the resulting mixture was separated at about 30 °C. Methanol (274 g), Celite (26.9 g) and an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide (67.5 g, 50%) and sodium chloride (54.0 g) in water (608 g) were added to the organic phase, and the resulting mixture was agitated for a minimum of 30 minutes. The mixture was then filtered through Celite and rinsed forward with a mixture of toluene (250 g) and isopropanol (1 1 g). The biphasic filtrate was separated and water (223 g) was added to the organic phase, and the resulting mixture was agitated at about 30 °C for at least 15 minutes. The mixture was filtered through Celite and rinsed forward with toluene (91 g). The organic layer was concentrated by vacuum distillation to 355 g and was added over 30 minutes to another reactor containing w-heptane (578 g). The resulting slurry is filtered, with the wetcake was washed with w-heptane (450 mL) and dried in a vacuum oven to afford Compound (C-a). A purified sample of Compound (C-a) has the following spectrum: *H NMR (400 MHz, CDC13) δ 12.27-11.60 (m, 1 H), 1 1.18-10.69 (m, 1 H), 7.83 – 7.44 (m, 4 H), 7.36 (d, J = 7.9 Hz, 1 H), 7.28 – 7.05 (m, 1 H), 5.65 – 5.25 (m, 1H), 5.25 – 4.83 (m, 4 H), 4.34 – 4.03 (m, 2 H), 3.93 – 3.63 (m, 4 H), 3.52 (s, 1 H), 3.35 (d, J = 2.4 Hz, 4 H), 3.19 – 2.94 (m, 4 H), 2.88 (dd, J = 12.0, 7.9 Hz, 3 H), 2.66 – 1.85 (m, 5 H), 1.79 (s, 5 H), 1.37 – 1.12 (m, 6H), 1.04-0.98 (m, 6 H), 0.82 (t, J = 7.7 Hz, 2 H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, alternative reagents, in lieu of ammonium acetate, can include hexamethyldisilazane, ammonia, ammonium formate, ammonium propionate, ammonium hexanoate, and ammonium octanoate. Various solvents, such as toluene, xylene, an alcohol

(including but not limited to isopropanol, 1-propanol, 1-butanol, 2-butanol, 2-methoxyethanol, and glycols, such as ethylene glycol and propylene glycol) may be employed. Alternative catalyst/additives may include magnesium stearate, acetic acid, propionic acid, and acetic anhydride. The reaction temperature may range from about 60 °C to about 110 °C or about 85 °C to about 95 °C.

D

Preparation of Compound (D-a) using DDQ as oxidant:

A solution of Compound (C-a) (255.84 g) in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (1535 mL) was cooled to about 0 °C and acetic acid (0.92 mL) was added. To this mixture was added a solution of DDQ (76.98 g) in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (385 mL) over about 30 minutes. Upon reaction completion, a 10 wt% aqueous potassium hydroxide solution (1275 mL) was added over about 30 minutes and the mixture was warmed to about 20 °C. Celite (101.5 g) was added and the slurry was filtered through Celite (50.0 g) and the filter cake was rinsed with 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (765 mL). The phases of the filtrate were separated. The organic phase was washed successively aqueous potassium hydroxide solution (1020 mL, 10 wt%), aqueous sodium bisulfite solution (1020 mL, 10 wt%), aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (1020 mL, 5 wt%) and aqueous sodium chloride solution (1020 mL, 5 wt%). The organic phase was then concentrated to a volume of about 650 mL. Cyclopentyl methyl ether (1530 mL) was added and the resulting solution was concentrated to a volume of about 710 mL. The temperature was adjusted to about 40 °C and Compound (D-a) seed (1.0 g) was added. The mixture was agitated until a slurry forms, then methyl tert-butyl ether (2300 mL) was added over about 3 hours. The slurry was cooled to about 20 °C over about 2 hours and filtered. The filter cake was rinsed with methyl tert-butyl ether (1275 mL) and dried in a vacuum oven at about 40 °C to provide Compound (D-a). A purified sample of Compound (D-a) has the following spectrum: ¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDC13) δ 13.05-10.50 (comp m, 2H), 8.65-6.95 (comp m, 8H), 5.50-5.35 (m, 2H), 5.25^1.60 (comp m, 3H), 4.35-4.20 (m, 1H), 4.00-3.65 (comp m, 4H), 3.60-3.45 (m, 1H), 3.45-3.25 (comp m, 4H), 3.25-3.00 (comp m, 2H), 2.95-1.65 (comp m, 6H), 1.47 (br s, 9H), 1.40-1.25 (comp m, 2H), 1.20-0.70 (comp m, 9H).

Alternative Preparation of Compound (D-a) using Mn02 as oxidant:

A mixture of Compound (C-a) (50.0 g), manganese (IV) oxide (152.8 g) and dichloromethane (500 mL) is stirred at about 20 °C. Upon completion of the reaction, Celite (15 g) was added. The resulting slurry was filtered through Celite (20 g) and the filter cake was rinsed with dichloromethane (500 mL). The filtrate was concentrated and solvent exchanged into cyclopentyl methyl ether (250 mL). The resulting solution was warmed to about 60 °C and treated with an aqueous potassium hydroxide solution (250 mL, 10wt%). The biphasic mixture is stirred at about 45 °C for about 12 hours. The phases are then separated and the organic phase is concentrated to a volume of about 150 mL. The concentrate is filtered, seeded with Compound (D-a) seed and agitated at about 40 °C to obtain a slurry. Methyl tert-butyl ether (450 mL) was added to the slurry over 30 minutes and the resulting mixture was cooled to about 20 °C. The precipitated solid was filtered, rinsed with methyl tert-butyl ether (250 mL) and dried in a vacuum oven at about 40 °C to obtain Compound (D-a).

Alternative Preparation of Compound (D-a) through catalytic dehydrogenation

A mixture of Compound (C-a) (2.5 g, 2.7 mmol, 1 equiv), 5% Pd/Al203 (2.5 g) and 1-propanol (25 mL, degassed) was stirred at reflux under inert environment for about 5.5 hours. The reaction mixture was then cooled to ambient temperature and filtered through Celite, and the residue rinsed with 1-propanol (2 x 5 mL) to obtain a solution of Compound (D-a).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, in a reaction scheme employing stoichiometric oxidants, alternative oxidants may include manganese(IV) oxide, copper(II) acetate, copper(II) trifluoroacetate, copper(II) chloride, copper(II) bromide, bromine (Br2), iodine (I2), N-chlorosuccinimide, N-bromosuccinimide, N-iodosuccinimide, 1 ,4-benzoquinone, tetrachloro-l,4-benzoquinone (chloranil), eerie ammonium nitrate, hydrogen peroxide, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, άϊ-tert-butyl peroxide, benzoyl peroxide, oxygen ((¾), sodium hypochlorite, sodium hypobromite, tert-butyl hypochlorite, Oxone, diacetoxyiodobenzene, and bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodobenzene. Various additives may be employed, and non-limiting examples may be carbonate bases (e.g., potassium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and the like), amines (e.g., triethylamine, diisopropylethylamine and the like), and acids (e.g., trifluoroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, benzoic acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, ara-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid), sodium acetate, potassium acetate, and the like). The reaction temperature may range from about -10°C to 80 °C. The reaction may take place in solvents, such as halogenated solvents (e.g., dichloromethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, etc.), aromatic solvents (e.g., toluene, xylenes, etc.), ethereal solvents (tetrahydrofuran, 1,4-dioxane, cyclopentyl methyl ether, 1 ,2-dimethoxyethane, diglyme, triglyme, etc.), alcoholic solvents (e.g., methanol, ethanol, w-propanol, isopropanol, n-butanol, tert-butanol, tert-amyl alcohol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, etc.), ester solvents (e.g., ethyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, tert-butyl acetate, etc.), ketone solvents (e.g., acetone, 2-butanone, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, etc.), polar aprotic solvents (e.g., acetonitrile, Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide, N,N-dimethylacetamide, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, pyridine, dimethyl sulfoxide, etc.), amine solvents (e.g., triethylamine, morpholine, etc.), acetic acid, and water.

In reaction schemes employing catalytic oxidants, alternative catalysts may include palladium catalysts (e.g., palladium(II) acetate, palladium(II) trifluoroacetate, palladium(II) chloride, palladium(II) bromide, palladium(II) iodide, palladium(II) benzoate, palladium(II) sulfate, tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0), tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0), bis(tri-iert-butylphosphine)palladium(0), bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) chloride, bis(acetonitrile)palladium(II) chloride, bis(benzonitrile)palladium(II) chloride, palladium on carbon, palladium on alumina, palladium on hydroxyapatite, palladium on calcium carbonate, palladium on barium sulfate, palladium(II) hydroxide on carbon), platinum catalysts (e.g., platinum on carbon, platinum(IV) oxide, chloroplatinic acid, potassium chloroplatinate), rhodium catalysts (e.g., rhodium on carbon, rhodium on alumina,

bis(styrene)bis(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(0)), ruthenium catalysts (e.g., ruthenium(II) salen, dichloro(para-cymene)ruthenium(II) dimer), iridium catalysts (e.g., iridium(III) chloride, (l,5-cyclooctadiene)diiridium(I) dichloride, bis(l,5-cyclooctadiene)iridium(I) tetrafluoroborate, bis(triphenylphosphine)(l,5-cyclooctadiene)iridium(I) carbonyl chloride, bis(triphenylphosphine)(l,5-cyclooctadiene)iridium(I) tetrafluoroborate), copper catalysts (e.g., copper(I) chloride, copper(II) chloride, copper(I) bromide, copper(II) bromide, copper(I) iodide, copper(II) iodide, copper(II) acetate, copper(II) trifluoroacetate, copper(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate, copper(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate, copper(II) sulfate), iron catalysts (e.g., iron(II) sulfate, iron(II) chloride, iron(III) chloride), vanadium catalysts (e.g., dichloro(ethoxy)oxovanadium, dichloro(isopropoxy)oxovanadium), manganese catalysts (e.g., manganese(rV) oxide, manganese(III) (salen) chloride), cobalt catalysts (e.g., cobalt(II) acetate, cobalt(II) chloride, cobalt(II) salen), indium(III) chloride, silver(I) oxide, sodium tungstate, quinone catalysts (e.g., 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-l,4-benzoquinone, 1,4-benzoquinone, and tetrachloro-l,4-benzoquinone (chloranil)).

Alternative co-oxidants can include, but are not limited to, sodium nitrite, copper(II) acetate, sodium persulfate, potassium persulfate, ammonium persulfate, sodium perborate, nitrobenzenesulfonate, 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-l-oxyl (TEMPO), pyridine-N-oxide, hydrogen peroxide, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, di-tert-butyl peroxide, benzoyl peroxide, oxygen (02), sodium hypochlorite, sodium hypobromite, tert-butyl hypochlorite, oxone, diacetoxyiodobenzene, and bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodobenzene.

Varoius hydrogen acceptors may be employed. Non-limiting examples can include unsaturated hydrocarbons (e.g., tert-butylethylene, tert-butyl acetylene, 2-hexyne, cyclohexene, and the like), acrylate esters (e.g., methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, isopropyl acrylate, tert-butyl acrylate, and the like), maleate esters (e.g., dimethyl maleate, diethyl maleate, diisopropyl maleate, dibutyl maleate, and the like), fumarate esters (e.g., dimethyl fumarate, diethyl fumarate, diisopropyl fumarate, dibutyl fumarate, and the like), and quinones (e.g. chloranil, 1 ,4-benzoquinone, etc.).

Alternative additives may be employed, such as carbonate bases (e.g., potassium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, etc.), amine bases (e.g., triethylamine, diisopropylethylamine, etc.), phosphines (e.g., triphenylphosphine, tri(ort zotolyl)phosphine, tricyclohexylphosphine, tri-w-butylphosphine, tri-tert-butylphosphine, etc.), acids (e.g., trifluoroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, benzoic acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, ara-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid, etc.), sodium acetate, N-hydroxyphthalimide, salen, 2,2 ‘-bipyri dine, 9,10-phenanthroline, and quinine.

The reaction can proceed at temperatures ranging from about 10 °C to about 120 °C. Various solvents can be employed, including but not limited to halogenated solvents (e.g., dichloromethane, 1,2-dichloroethane, and the like), aromatic solvents (e.g., toluene, xylenes, and the like), ethereal solvents (tetrahydrofuran, 1,4-dioxane, cyclopentyl methyl ether, 1,2-dimethoxyethane, diglyme, triglyme, and the like), alcoholic solvents (e.g., methanol, ethanol, w-propanol, isopropanol, w-butanol, tert-butanol, tert-amyl alcohol, ethylene glycol, propylene glyco, and the like), ester solvents (e.g., ethyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, tert-butyl acetate, and the like), ketone solvents (e.g., acetone, 2-butanone, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, and the like), polar aprotic solvents (e.g., acetonitrile, Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide, Ν,Ν-dimethylacetamide, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, pyridine, dimethyl sulfoxide, and the like), amine solvents (e.g., triethylamine, morpholine, and the like), acetic acid, and water.

Acetyl chloride (135 mL, 5 equiv.) was added slowly to methanol (750 mL) under external cooling maintaining reaction temperature below 30 °C. The resulting methanolic hydrogen chloride solution was cooled to about 20 °C, and added slowly over about 1 hour to a solution of Compound (D-a) (300 g, 1 equiv.) in methanol (750 mL) held at about 60 °C, and rinsed forward with methanol (300 mL). The reaction mixture was agitated at about 60 °C until reaction was complete (about 1 hour), and then cooled to about 5 °C. The reaction mixture was adjusted to pH 7-8 by addition of sodium methoxide (25 wt. % solution in methanol, 370 mL) over about 20 minutes while maintaining reaction temperature below about 20 °C. Phosphoric acid (85 wt. %, 26 mL, 1 equiv.) and Celite (120 g) were added to the reaction mixture, which was then adjusted to about 20 °C, filtered, and the filter cake was rinsed with methanol (1050 mL). The combined filtrate was polish filtered and treated with phosphoric acid (85 wt. %, 104 mL, 4 equiv.). The mixture was was adjusted to about 60 °C, seeded with Compound (E-a) seed crystals (1.5 g), aged at about 60 °C for 4 hours and cooled slowly to about 20 °C over about 7.5 hours. The precipitated product was filtered, washed with methanol (2 x 600 mL), and dried in a vacuum oven at about 45 °C to provide

Compound (E-a). !H NMR (400 MHz, D20) δ 7.53-6.77 (comp m, 8H), 5.24-4.80 (comp m, 3H), 4.59-4.38 (comp m, 2H), 4.15-3.90 (m, 1H), 3.65-3.38 (comp m, 5H), 3.36-3.14 (comp m, 4H), 2.75 (s, 1H), 2.87-2.66 (m, 1H), 2.29-1.60 (comp m, 6H), 1.27 (d, 3H), 0.76 (m, 6H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. Various deprotection agents are well known to those skilled in the art and include those disclosed in T.W. Greene & P.G.M. Wuts, Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis (4th edition) J. Wiley & Sons, 2007, hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety. For example, a wide range of acids may be used, including but not limited to phosphoric acid, trifluoroacetic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid, benzenesulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, 4-bromobenzenesulfonic acid, thionyl chloride,and trimethylsilyl chloride. A wide range of solvents may be employed, including but not limited to water, ethanol, acetonitrile, acetone, tetrahydrofuran, 1 ,4-dioxane, and toluene. Deprotection may proceed at temperatures ranging from about 20 °C to about 110 °C or from about 55 °C to about 65 °C.

A wide range of bases may be employed as a neutralization reagent. Non-limiting examples can include sodium phosphate dibasic, potassium phosphate dibasic, potassium bicarbonate, lithium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, triethylamine, N, N-diisopropylethylamine, and 4-methylmorpholine. Various solvents may be used for neutralization, such as water, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, 1-butanol, 2-butanol, acetone, acetonitrile, 2-butanone, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, tetrahydrofuran, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, 1,4-dioxane, ethyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, dichloromethane, and dichloroethane.

Neutralization may proceed at temperatures ranging from about -20 °C to about 60 °C or about 5 °C to about 15 °C.

Various crystallization reagents can be employed. Non-limiting examples may be hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, sulfuric acid, ethanesulfonic acid, benzenesulfonic acid, 4-bromobenzenesulfonic acid, oxalic acid, and glucuronic acid. Solvents for crystallization can include, but is not limited to, water, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, and acetonitrile. Crystallization may proceed at temperatures ranging from about -20 °C to about 100 °C.

Free-Basing of Compound (E-a) to Prepare Compound (E)

ompound (E-a) OCH, H3CO- Compound (E)

Compound (E-a) (10.0 g, 10.1 mmol) was dissolved in water (100 g) and then dichloromethane (132 g) and 28% ammonium hydroxide (7.2 g) were added sequentially. The biphasic mixture was stirred for 45 minutes. Celite (2.2 g) was added, the mixture was filtered through a bed of additional Celite (5.1 g), and the phases were then separated. The lower organic phase was washed with water (50 g), filtered, and then concentrated by rotary evaporation to produce Compound (E). ‘H NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 8.35-7.17 (m, 8H), 5.6^1.68 (m, 3H), 4.41-3.96 (m, 2H), 3.96-3.72 (br s, 1H), 3.74-3.48 (m, 2H), 3.42 (d, 2H), 3.33 (s, 3H), 3.28 (s, 1H), 3.19-3.01 (m, 1H), 3.00-2.79 (m, 1H), 2.69-1.82 (m, 6H), 1.80-1.45 (m, 3H), 1.21-0.73 (m, 8H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, tris-hydrochloride salts of Compound (E) may be used. Various bases may be employed, such as sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, and potassium hydroxide. Various solvents, such as 2-methyltetrahydrofuran and ethyl acetate, may be employed. The temperature may range from about 15 °C to about 25 °C.

Alternative Free-Basing of Compound (E-b) to Prepare Compound (E)

Compound (E-b) (15.2 g) was dissolved in water (100 g) and then dichloromethane

(132 g) and 28% ammonium hydroxide (7.4 g) were added sequentially. The biphasic mixture was stirred for about 45 minutes. Celite (2.1 g) was added, the mixture was filtered through a bed of additional Celite (5.2 g), and the phases were then separated. The lower organic phase was washed with water (50 g), filtered, and then concentrated by rotary evaporation to produce Compound (E). *H NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 7.92-6.73 (m, 8H), 5.51-4.90 (m, 2H), 4.63-4.30 (m, 3H), 4.21-3.78 (m, 1H), 3.73-3.46 (m, 5H), 3.40-3.19 (m, 4H), 3.07-2.49 (m, 3H), 2.41-1.61 (m, 6H), 1.44-1.14 (m, 2H), 1.04-0.55 (m, 7H).

Salt Conversion of Compound (E-a) to Compound (E-b)

A solution of Compound (E-a) (10.0 g, 10.1 mmol), a solution of 37% HCI (10 g) in water (20 g), and acetonitrile (30 g)was warmed to about 50 °C and agitated for about lh. The solution was cooled to about 20 °C and acetonitrile (58 g) was charged to the reactor during which time a slurry formed. The slurry was stirred for about 21 h and then additional acetonitrile (39 g) was added. The slurry was cooled to about 0 °C, held for about 60 min and the solids were then isolated by filtration, rinsed with 7% (w/w) water in acetonitrile (22 g) previously cooled to about 5 °C. The wet cake was partially deliquored to afford

Compound (E-b). *H NMR (400 MHz, D20) δ 7.92-6.73 (m, 8H), 5.51^1.90 (m, 2H),

4.63-4.30 (m, 3H), 4.21-3.78 (m, 1H), 3.73-3.46 (m, 5H), 3.40-3.19 (m, 4H), 3.07-2.49 (m, 3H), 2.41-1.61 (m, 6H), 1.44-1.14 (m, 2H), 1.04-0.55 (m, 7H).

A flask was charged sequentially with 2-chloro-4,6-bis[3-(perfluorohexyl)propyloxy]-1,3,5-triazine (“CDMT”) (2.2 giv) and methanol (8.9 g) and the slurry was cooled to about 0 °C. To the mixture was added NMM (1.3 g) over about 5 minutes, maintaining an internal temperature of less than 20 °C. The solution was stirred for about 20 minutes to produce a solution of 4-(4,6-dimethoxy-l,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-4-methylmorpholinium chloride in methanol.

To a solution of Compound (E) (7.1 g) in dichloromethane (170 g) was added

Compound (Γ) (2.8 g). The solution of 4-(4,6-dimethoxy-l,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-4-methylmorpholinium chloride in methanol was added over 2 minutes followed by a rinse of methanol (1.1 g). After about 2.5 h, the completed reaction solution was washed sequentially with aqueous 10% potassium bicarbonate solution (40 mL), 3% hydrochloric acid (40 mL), and aqueous 10% potassium bicarbonate solution (40 mL). The lower organic phase was washed with water (40 mL), filtered, and then concentrated by rotary evaporation to produce Compound (A). ¾ NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 8.56-6.67 (m, 13H), 5.76^1.94 (m, 4H), 4.86-4.67 (m, 1H), 4.47-3.98 (m, 1H), 3.98-2.72 (m, 15H), 2.74-1.77 (m, 7H), 1.77-1.40 (m, 2H), 1.39-0.53 (m, 8H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, tris-phosphate salts or tris-hydrochloride salts of Compound (G) may be used as alternative starting material. The reaction may take place at a temperature range of from about 10 °C to about 20 °C. Alternative coupling agents include, but are not limited to, EDC/HOBt, HATU, HBTU, TBTU, BOP, PyClOP, PyBOP, DCC/HOBt, COMU, EDCLOxyma, T3P, and 4-(4,6-dimethoxy-l,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-4-methylmorpholinium tetrafluoroborate. An alternative bases that may be employed can be diisopropylethylamine. The reaction may proceed in DMF and at temperatures ranging from about -20 °C to about 30 °C.

Salt Formation and Crystallization of Compound (A)

Crystallization of Compound (A-a)

A flask was charged with Compound (A) (10 g) and ethanol (125 mL) and was then warmed to about 45 °C. Concentrated hydrochloric acid (2.3 mL) was added followed by Compound (A-a) seed crystals (5 mg). The mixture was cooled to about 20 °C over about 5 h and held for about an additional 1 1 h. The solids were isolated by filtration, washed with ethanol (2 x 20 mL), and deliquored to produce Compound (A-a). !H NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 8.94-7.22 (m, 14H), 5.78-5.1 1 (m, 5H), 4.53-4.04 (m, 1H), 3.99-3.57 (m, 10H), 3.57-3.41 (m, 2H), 2.99-2.24 (m, 5H), 2.24-1.85 (m, 3H), 1.80-1.50 (m, 2H), 1.39-0.73 (m, 8H).

Alternative Crystallization of Compound (A-b)

A reaction vessel was charged with Compound (A) (25.0 g) followed by ethanol (125 mL) and 10% H3PO4 (250 mL). The solution was seeded with Compound (A-b) (100 mg) and stirred for about 17.5 h. The solids were isolated by filtration, washed with ethanol (2 x 5 mL), deliquored, and dried in a vacuum oven to produce Compound (A-b). JH NMR (400 MHz, D20) δ 7.76-6.48 (m, 13H), 5.53^1.90 (m, 3H), 4.60-4.32 (m, 2H), 4.29-3.76 (m, 1H), 3.70-2.75 (m, 14H), 2.66-1.51 (m, 8H), 1.51-1.09 (m, 3H), 1.05-0.45 (m, 7H).

Alternative reagents and reaction conditions to those disclosed above may also be employed. For example, alternative acids may be hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, L-tartaric acid. Various solvents may be employed, such as methanol, ethanol, water, and isopropanol. The reaction may proceed at temperatures ranging from about 5 °C to about 60 °C.

Free-Basing of Compound (A)

Free-Basing of Compound (A-a) to Prepare Compound (A)

A reaction vessel was charged with Compound (A-a) (18.2 g) followed by ethyl acetate (188 g) and 10% potassium bicarbonate (188 g) and the mixture was stirred for about 25 minutes. The phases were separated and the upper organic phase was then washed with water (188 mL). The resulting organic solution was concentrated, ethanol (188 g) was added, and the solution was evaporated to produce a concentrate (75 g). The resulting concentrate added into water (376 g) to produce a slurry. The solids were isolated by filtration, washed with water (38 g), de liquored and dried in a vacuum oven at about 50 °C to produce

Compound (A).

Alternative Free-Basing of Compound (A-b) to Prepare Compound (A)

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A reaction vessel was charged with Compound (A-b) (3.0 g) followed by EtOAc (15 mL) and 10% KHCO3 (15 mL) and agitation was initiated. After about 5 h, the phases were separated and the organic phase was washed with water (15 mL) and then concentrated by rotary evaporation under vacuum. The residue was taken up in EtOH (4.5 mL) and then added to water (30 mL) to produce a slurry. After about 15 min, the solids were isolated by filtration rinsing forward water (3 x 3 mL). The solids were dried at about 50 to 60 °C vacuum oven for about 15 h to produce Compound (A).

CLIP AND ITS REFERENCES

Synthetic Route—Final Steps

The final steps to velpatasvir from backbone dibromide 62 (Scheme 14) are described and claimed in a process chemistry patent application.(43) The bond disconnections are the same as described in the composition of matter patents.(44)
The phenacyl bromide of 62 is selectively alkylated with the chiral methoxylmethyl proline 63 using K2CO3 in CH2Cl2 to provide intermediate64. After aqueous workup, the solvent is switched into THF for the alkylation of the secondary bromide with the 2-methylproline-Moc-l-valine dipeptide 65 using Cs2CO3 to afford bis-ester 66.
Formation of the bis-imidazole 67 is conducted using NH4OAc in toluene/i-PrOH, conditions similar to those originally described for daclatasvir  and also used for ledipasvir  except that i-PrOH is added as cosolvent, likely for increased solubility. Dehydrogenation to the aromatic core 68 is accomplished with DDQ and HOAc in 2-MeTHF solvent.
Deprotection of the Boc group with HCl/MeOH affords the bis-amine 69 which is crystallized as a triphosphate salt.
The final amide coupling with the chiral phenylglycine carbamate fragment 70 mediated by CDMT affords velpatasvir. No yields are provided in the experimental section of the patent and characterization is limited to generalized 1H NMR data, ie, the aromatic region of velpatasvir is reported as δ 8.56–6.67 (m, 13H).(43)
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patent application but are not claimed.43 The route to 2-methylproline-Moc-valine fragment 65 is outlined in Scheme 15.45
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N-Boc (S)-pyroglutamic acid ethyl ester is ring-opened with methylmagnesium bromide to form Boc-amine 71. Deprotection with TFA and reductive amination with NaBH(OAc)3 are conducted in a one-pot reaction. Hydride transfer to the intermediate imine occurs on the face opposite to the ethoxycarbonyl group to afford cis-pyrrolidine
72, which is isolated as the tosylate salt. Amide coupling with Moc-L-valine followed by hydrolysis affords the dipeptide 65.
Three routes are described for the synthesis of fragment 63. The first route, and the only chemistry in the patent that is
described on a multikilo scale, is outlined in Scheme 16.
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Dimethyl N-Boc-L-glutamate is formylated at low temperature with acetic formic anhydride, which is cyclized to the enamine 73 with TFA. The patent scheme shows both Boc groups present in structure 73, so it is not clear if this is an error or if the Boc groups remain intact upon TFA treatment and whether imine formation can occur with the Boc-protected amine.
Hydrogenation of the double bond is carried out with Pd/C;then the ester is reduced to the primary alcohol 74 with
NaBH4. Deprotection of both Boc groups is followed by reprotection of the nitrogen to afford 75. After methylation, the dicyclohexylamine salt of 63 is crystallized, presumably to remove the trans-diastereomer formed during the hydrogenation. After salt break, 63 free acid is crystallized from hexane/CH2Cl2.
The second approach to 63 starts with N-Boc-cis-4-cyano-Lproline methyl ester and converts the cyano group to the
methoxymethyl group in 4−5 steps (Scheme 17).
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The stereochemistry appears to be maintained at both chiral centers through the sequence. Methanolysis of the cyano group to the methyl ester occurs with concomitant deprotection of the Boc group, so reprotection is necessary. The ester at the 4-position is then selectively hydrolyzed with 1.4 equiv of NaOH in THF at −1 °C to afford ester-acid 76. No yield is provided so no information is available for the selectivity of hydrolysis at the 4-position vs the more hindered 2-position, except that hydrolysis later in the sequence requires a temperature of 20 °C.
Reduction of the carboxylic acid to the primary alcohol is accomplished with borane−dimethyl sulfide followed by
hydrolysis of the methyl ester, then alkylation of the primary alcohol with MeI to afford 63, which is purified by
crystallization from i-PrOH/water. Alternatively, hydrolysis of the ester and alkylation can be carried out in a single pot reaction with 63 crystallized from toluene/heptane.
A number of routes to backbone 62 are described, but all rely on an alkylation/C−H activation sequence as outlined in
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An alternate bond disconnection for the synthesis of velpatasvir is described in a Chinese patent application in which left (77) and right-hand (78) fragments are more fully elaborated and then the tetracyclic backbone is constructed at a stereochemistry appears to be maintained at both chiral centers through the sequence. Methanolysis of the cyano group to the methyl ester occurs with concomitant deprotection of the Bocgroup, so reprotection is necessary. The ester at the 4-position is then selectively hydrolyzed with 1.4 equiv of NaOH in THF
at −1 °C to afford ester-acid 76. No yield is provided so no information is available for the selectivity of hydrolysis at the 4-position vs the more hindered 2-position, except that hydrolysis later in the sequence requires a temperature of 20 °C.
Reduction of the carboxylic acid to the primary alcohol is accomplished with borane−dimethyl sulfide followed by
hydrolysis of the methyl ester, then alkylation of the primary alcohol with MeI to afford 63, which is purified by
crystallization from i-PrOH/water. Alternatively, hydrolysis of the ester and alkylation can be carried out in a single pot reaction with 63 crystallized from toluene/heptane.
A number of routes to backbone 62 are described, but all rely on an alkylation/C−H activation sequence as outlined in
Scheme 18. An alternate bond disconnection for the synthesis of velpatasvir is described in a Chinese patent application in which left (77) and right-hand (78) fragments are more fully elaborated and then the tetracyclic backbone is constructed at a late stage.46 This route is more convergent than the Gilead route but overall requires a similar number of steps (Scheme19).
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Final Form.
A patent application describes and claims 19 crystal forms of velpatasvir, including free base (1 form), bis-HCl salt (5 forms), phosphate salt (9 forms), bis-HBr salt (1form), L-tartrate salt (2 forms), and D-tartrate salt (1 form).47
Two patent applications describe solid dispersion formulations of velpitasvir alone and as a combination with sofosbuvir,48 suggesting that velpitasvir is rendered amorphous during the formulation process. According to the patent applications,several forms of velpitasvir API are suitable for use in the solid dispersion process although a specific claim is made for a spraydried process of free base in ethanol.48
(43) Allan, K. M.; Fujimori, S.; Heumann, L. V.; Huynh, G. M.;Keaton, K. A.; Levins, C. M.; Pamulapati, G. R.; Roberts, B. J.; Sarma,K.; Teresk, M. G.; Wang, X.; Wolckenhauer, S. A. Processes for Preparing Antiviral Compounds. U.S. Patent Application 2015/0361073 A1, December 17, 2015.
(44) (a) Bacon, E. M.; Cottrell, J. J.; Katana, A. A.; Kato, D.;Krygowski, E. S.; Link, J. O.; Taylor, J.; Tran, C. V.; Martin, T. A. T.;Yang, Z.-Y.; Zipfel, S. Antiviral Compounds. U.S. Patent 8,575,135 B2,November 5, 2013. (b) Bacon, E. M.; Cottrell, J. J.; Katana, A. A.;Kato, D.; Krygowski, E. S.; Link, J. O.; Taylor, J.; Tran, C. V.; Martin, T. A. T.; Yang, Z.-Y.; Zipfel, S. Antiviral Compounds. U.S. Patent 8,921,341 B2, December 30, 2014.
(45) The process patent43 appears to contain an error in structure Va,which should not contain a Boc group.
(46) Mu, X.; Liu, N. Velpatasvir Intermediate and PreparationMethod Thereof. Chinese Patent Application CN 105294713 A,February 3, 2016.
(47) Lapina, O. V.; Shi, B.; Wang, F.; Wolckenhauer, S. A. SolidForms of an Antiviral Compound. U.S. Patent Application 2015/0361085 A1, December 17, 2015.
(48) (a) Gorman, E.; Mogalian, E.; Oliyai, R.; Stefanidis, D.; Zia, V.Solid Dispersion Formulation of an Antiviral Compound. U.S. PatentApplication 2015/0064252 A1, March 5, 2015. (b) Gorman, E.;Mogalian, E.; Oliyai, R.; Stefanidis, D.; Wiser, L.; Zia, V. CombinationFormulation of Two Antiviral Compounds.

PATENT

US 2015/0361085

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Compound I Form I
      An additional stable form screen was performed using the same procedure as described above but included a crystalline intermediate (Compound II shown below) as seeds.


      Compound II can be synthesized according to the methods described in WO 2013/075029 or U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/010,813. Needle-like particles were formed in butyronitrile, propionitrile, MEK/toluene, MEK/IPE and 2-pentanone/toluene. XRPD patterns of the wet solids were mostly consistent with each other with minor shifting in the peaks. The new form is named Compound I Form I, which is believed to be isostructural channel solvates with the respective solvents. After air drying all solids afforded amorphous XRPD patterns.
      Another stable form screen was performed using carbon (Darco G-60) treated Compound I, solvents, antisolvent (diisopropyl ether (IPE)), and seeds of Compound I Form I. This screen afforded crystalline solids from additional solvents as summarized in Table 1. The XRPD patterns of all of these solvates are consistent with Form I. The solvates were observed to convert to amorphous solids after drying. The XRPD patterns of Compound I were obtained in the experimental setting as follows: 45 kV, 40 mA, Kα1=1.5406 Å, scan range 2-40°, step size 0.0167°, counting time: 15.875 s.

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Stable form screen of carbon treated Compound I
Solvents PLM Comments
Water Amorphous Slurry
Water/EtOH Amorphous Sticky phase coating
ACN/IPE Birefringent Slurry of needles
MeOH/IPE Solution Seeds dissolved
EtOH/IPE Solution Seeds dissolved
Acetone/IPE Birefringent Thick slurry of
needles
IPA/IPE Amorphous Sticky coating
MEK/IPE Birefringent Thick slurry of
needles
MIBK/IPE Birefringent White paste
DCM/IPE Birefringent Thick slurry of small
needles
THF/IPE Solution Seeds dissolved
2-MeTHF/IPE Amorphous slurry
EtOAc/IPE Birefringent Thick slurry of
needles
IPAc/IPE Amorphous slurry
Toluene Amorphous Sticky coating
      The crystallinity of Compound I Form I can be improved by using a butyronitrile/butyl ether (BN/BE) mixture according to the following procedure.
      The crystallization experiment was started with 40 to 75 mg Compound I in 1.1 to 3.0 mL of a BN/BE in a ratio of 7:4 (anhydrous solvents). The sample was held at RT over P2O5 for 23 days without agitation, and crystals formed in the solution. Afterwards, the liquid phase was replaced with butyl ether and the solids were obtained by centrifuge. These solids, corresponding to Compound I Form I, were used for the subsequent step as seed.
      Purified Compound I (709.8 mg) was prepared from reflux of ethanol solution with Darco G-60 and was added to a new vial via a filter. While stirring, 7 mL of anhydrous butyronitrile (BN) was added. A clear orange solution was obtained. While stirring, 4 mL of anhydrous butyl ether (BE) was added slowly. To the solution was added 7.7 mg of Compound I Form I (from previous BN:BE crystallization experiment) as seed. The solution became cloudy and the seeds did not dissolve. The sample was stirred for ˜10 minutes before the agitation was stopped. The vial was capped and placed into a jar with some P2O5 solids at room temperature. After 6 days, a thin layer of bright yellow precipitate was observed on the wall and the bottom of the vial. The liquid phase was withdrawn and 3 mL of anhydrous butyl ether was added. Solids were scraped down with a spatula from the vial. The suspension was heated to about 30° C. for over half hour period and was held for ˜1 hour before cooling to 20° C. at about 0.1° C./min (without agitation). The sample was stored in ajar with P2O5 solids for 5 days. The sample was vacuum filtered using 0.22 μm nylon filter, washed with 2×200 μL of anhydrous butyl ether, and air dried under reduced pressure for about 5 minutes.
      XRPD analysis of the sample showed good very sharp peaks as shown in FIG. 1. The XRPD analysis setting was as follows: 45 kV, 40 mA, Kα1=1.5406 Å, scan range 1-40°, step size 0.0167°, counting time: 36.83 s. The characteristic peaks of crystalline Compound I Form I include: 2.9, 3.6, 4.8, 5.2, 6.0° 2θ (FIG. 1). The XRPD pattern of Form I was successfully indexed, indicating that Form I is composed primarily of a single crystalline phase. Extremely large unit cell volume containing up to ˜60 API molecules in the unit cell was observed. The amorphous halo observed in the XRPD pattern could be a result of the size of the unit cell. Butyl ether stoichiometry could not be estimated. Two alternative indexing solutions were found: monoclinic and orthorhombic.
      DSC and TGA data confirmed that Form I is a solvated form. DSC shows a broad endotherm with onset at 109° C. and small endotherm with onset at 177° C. (FIG. 2). TGA shows 22% weight loss below 150° C. (FIG. 3).

PATENT

CN 105294713

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