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Chidamide (Epidaza), A New Cancer Drug, Made in China


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Chidamide (Epidaza)

CS055; HBI-8000

CAS   743438-44-0  CORRECT

C22 H19 F N4 O2, Benzamide, N-(2-amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[[[1-oxo-3-(3-pyridinyl)-2-propen-1-yl]amino]methyl]-
Molecular Weight, 390.41
  • Benzamide, N-(2-amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[[[1-oxo-3-(3-pyridinyl)-2-propenyl]amino]methyl]-
  • N-(2-Amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[[[1-oxo-3-(3-pyridinyl)-2-propen-1-yl]amino]methyl]benzamide
  • CS 055
  • Chidamide
  • Epidaza
Activity: HDAC Inhibitor; Cancer Drug; Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor; HDAC-1, 2,3,10 Inhibitor; Treatment for Peripheral T-cell Lymphomas; Treatment for PTCL
Status: Launched 2014 (China)
Originator: Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd
SHENZHEN CHIPSCREEN BIOSCIENCES LTD. [CN/CN]; Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Suite C301, P.O. Box 28, High-Tech Industrial Park Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057
 
 

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CAS Registry Number: 743420-02-2

As described for Example 2 according to the patent ZL03139760.3 obtained chidamide poor purity (about 95%). LC / MS analysis results shown in Figure 1, show that the product contains N- (2- amino-5-fluorophenyl) -4- (N- (3- pyridin-acryloyl group of 4.7% of the structure shown in formula II) aminomethyl) benzamide. 1H NMR analysis of the results shown in Figure 2, show that the product contains 1.80% of tetrahydrofuran, far beyond the technical requirements for people with drug registration International Conference on Harmonization (ICH, International Conference of Harmonizition) provided 0.072% residual solvent limits. Therefore, the solid

Body not for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Chidamide (Epidaza) is an HDAC inhibitor (HDI) developed wholly in China.[1] It was originally known as HBI-8000.[2]

It is a benzamide HDI) and inhibits Class I HDAC1, HDAC2, HDAC3, as well as Class IIb HDAC10.[3]

It is approved by the Chinese FDA for relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), and having orphan drug status in Japan.[2]

As of April 2015 it is only approved in China.[1]

It shows potential in treating pancreatic cancer.[4][5][6]

Is NOT approved for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Chidamide drug administration and clinical milestone

November 2005: China declared IND

November 2006: eligible for Phase I clinical documents of approval

November 2006: completion of the International Patent Licensing, China entered the international fray original new drug development

May 2008: completed Phase I clinical, showing international mechanism similar drugs have the potential to become the best

February 2009: eligible lymphoma indications II / III of this document

March 2009: Start of the Phase II clinical trial for the NDA to ①CTCL goal of clinical trials and ②PTCL

March 2009: IND by the FDA application is eligible to start Phase I clinical in the United States

July 2009: eligible for non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer clinical documents of approval

December 2010: of PTCL by a conventional phase II directly into Phase II clinical trial registered drug trial center and by recognition

March 2011: combination chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer clinical trials enter phase Ib

September 2012: of PTCL indication test deadline

December 2012: of PTCL clinical summary will be held

January 2013: Chidamide declare China NDA

December 2014: the State Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the listing

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Chidamide overview, location and clinical significance

Chidamide (Chidamide, love spectrum sand ® / Epidaza®) Shenzhen microchip biotechnology limited liability company developed a new subtype selective histone having a chemical structure and is eligible for a global patent licensing deacetylase inhibitor, belong to the new mechanisms of epigenetic regulation new class of targeted anticancer drugs, has now completed with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma clinical trial study registered indications, was in March 2013 to the SFDA reporting new drug certificate (NDA) and the marketing authorization (MAA). While a number of Chinese Cancer clinical trials undertaken Chidamide is also China’s first approved by the US FDA clinical studies in the United States of Chinese chemical original new drug trials in the United States Phase I has been completed. Chidamide has won the national “Eleventh Five-Year” 863 major projects (project number: 2006AA020603) and the national “Eleventh Five-Year”, “significant Drug Discovery” science and technology and other major projects funded project (project number: 2009ZX09401-003), was chosen the Ministry of Science and one of the “Eleventh five-Year” major national scientific and technological achievements.

Relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is Chidamide first approvedclinical indications, PTCL belongs to the category of rare diseases, the lack of standard drug currently recommended clinical treatment, conventional chemotherapy response rate is low, recur, 5-year overall survival rate was about 25%. The world’s first PTCL treatment Folotyn (intravenous drug use) is eligible for FDA clearance to market in 2009, the second drugs Istodax (intravenous drug use) approved by the FDA in 2011. Add a new drug information for these drugs is very expensive, and were listed in China. Chidamide album clinical trial results showed that the primary endpoint of objective response rate was 28%, reaching the intended target research and development; sustained remission rate of 24% three months; drug safety was significantly better than the international similar drugs, and oral medication.
Chidamide is a completely independent intellectual property rights China originator of innovative medicines, has been multi-national patent. In China, for patients with relapsed or refractory PTCL to carry out effective drug treatment is urgent clinical need, Chidamide expected to bring new treatment options for patients with PTCL, prolong survival and improve quality of life of patients.

In China, for the effective treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory PTCL has undertaken urgent clinical need

Chidamide is a completely independent intellectual property rights China originator of innovative medicines

Chidamide (Chidamide) has been multi-national invention patents

In October 2006, the US HUYA biological microchip company formally signed the International Patent Chidamide licensing and international clinical cooperative development agreement; the United States in the ongoing Phase I clinical

Chidamide (Epidaza), a class I HDAC inhibitor, was discovered and developed by ChipScreen and approved by the CFDA in December 2014 for the treatment of recurrent of refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Chidamide, also known as CS055 and HBI- 8000, is an orally bioavailable benzamide type inhibitor of HDAC isoenzymes class I , as well as class IIb 10, with potential antineoplastic activity. It selectively binds to and inhibits HDAC, leading to an increase in acetylation levels of histone protein H3.

Chidamide, the English called Chidamide, by the Shenzhen-core biotechnology limited liability company independent design and synthesis of a novel anti-cancer drugs with new chemical structures and global intellectual property, and its chemical name N- (2-amino-_4_ fluorophenyl) -4_ (N- (3- topiramate Li acryloyl) aminomethyl) benzamide, its chemical structure of the structural formula I

Figure CN103833626AD00031

The patent ZL03139760.3 and said US7,244,751, Chidamide have histone deacetylase inhibitory activity can be used to treat the differentiation and proliferation-related diseases such as cancer and psoriasis, especially for leukemia and solid tumors with excellent results.

 Patent No. ZL03139760.3 and US7,244,751 discloses a method for preparing chidamide, but did not specify whether the resulting product is a crystalline material, nor did the presence or absence of the compound polymorphism. In the above patent, the activity of the compound for evaluation is not conducted in a solid state and, therefore, does not disclose any description about characteristics of the crystal.

Chipscreen grabs CFDA approval for chidamide

Chipscreen BioSciences announced that the CFDA had approved chidamide for the treatment of relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in December 2014. The drug and Hengrui’s apatinib were the only two NCEs launched by domestic drug makers last year.

Chidamide (CS055/HBI-8000) is a HDAC1/2/3/10 inhibitor derived from entinostat (MS-27-275)[1] which was first discoved by Mitsui Pharmaceuticals in 1999. Chipscreen holds worldwide IP rights to chidamide (patents: WO2004071400, WO2014082354).

Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNDX) is testing entinostat in breast cancer and NSCLC in pivotal trials. The FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to entinostat for advanced breast cancer in 2013. Eddingpharm in-licensed China rights to entinostat from Syndax in September 2013.

Chipscreen disclosed positive results from Phase II study of chidamide in relapsed or refractory PTCL at 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting[2]. Out of 79 evaluable patients in the trial, 23 patients (29.1%) had confirmed responses (8 CR, 3 CRu, and 12 PR). The most common grade 3/4 AEs were thrombocytopenia (24%), leucocytopenia (13%), neutropenia(10%).

The FDA has approved three HDAC inhibitors, known as Zolinza (vorinostat), Istodax (romidepsin) and Beleodaq (belinostat), for the treatment of PTCL. Celgene priced Istodax at $12000-18000/month and reported annual sales of $54 million in 2013. The efficacy and safety profile of chidamide compares favorably with romidepsin.

Although a dozen of companies are developing generic vorinostat and romidepsin, no chemical 3.1 NDA has been submitted to the CFDA so far. Chipscreen will be the only domestic maker of HDAC inhibitor in the coming two years. Moreover, the company is testing chidamide in NSCLC and breast cancer in early clinical studies.

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Chiamide synthesis: US7244751B2

Procedure:

Step a: To a suspension of 0.33 g (2.01 mmol) of N,N’-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (10 ml) is added drop-wise a solution of 0.30 g (2.01 mmol) of 3-pyridineacrylic acid at 0 °C. Then, the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 3 hours and added drop-wise to a separately prepared 2.0 ml (2.00 mmol) of 1N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution including 0.30 g (2.00 mmol) of 4-aminomethylbenzoic acid, followed by stirring at room temperature for 8 hours. The reaction mixture is evaporated under vacuum. To the residue is added a saturated solution of sodium chloride (2 ml), then the mixture is neutralized with concentrated hydrochloric acid to pH 5. The deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with ice-water, and then dried to give 4-[N-(Pyridin-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzoic acid (0.46 g, 82%). HRMS calcd for C16H14N2O3: 282.2988. Found: 282.2990. MA calcd for: C16H14N2O3: C, 68.07%; H, 5.00%; N, 9.92%. Found: C, 68.21%; H, 5.03%; N, 9.90%.

Step b: To a suspension of 0.29 g (1.78 mmol) of N,N’-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (15 ml) is added 0.50 g (1.78 mmol) of 4-[N-(Pyridin-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzoic acid, followed by stirring at 45 °C. for 1 hour. After cooling, the reaction mixture is added to a separately prepared tetrahydrofiman (10 ml) solution including 0.28 g (2.22 mmol) of 4-fluoro-1,2-phenylenediamine and 0.20 g (1.78 mmol) of trifluoroacetic acid at room temperature. After reaction at room temperature for 24 hours, the deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with tetrahydrofunan, and then dried to give N-(2-amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[N-(Pyridin-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzamide (0.40 g, 57%). 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6): dppm: 4.49 (2H, d), 4.84 (2H, br.s), 6.60 (1H, t), 6.80 (2H, m),696 (1H, t), 7.18 (1H, d), 7.42 (2H, d), 7.52 (1H, d), 7.95 (2H, d), 8.02 (1H, d), 8.56 (1H, d), 8.72 (1H, br. t), 8.78 (1H, s), 9.60 (1H, br.s). IR (KBr) cm1: 3310, 1655, 1631, 1524, 1305, 750. HRMS calcd for C22H19N4O2F: 390.4170. Found: 390.4172. MA calcd for C22H19N4O2F: C, 67.68%; H, 4.40%; N, 14.35%. Found: C, 67.52%; H, 4.38%; N, 14.42%.

http://www.google.co.in/patents/US7244751

EXAMPLE 1

Preparation of 4-[N-(Pyridin-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzoic acid

Figure US07244751-20070717-C00005

To a suspension of 0.33 g (2.01 mmol) of N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (10 ml) is added drop-wise a solution of 0.30 g (2.01 mmol) of 3-pyridineacrylic acid at 0° C. Then, the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 3 hours and added drop-wise to a separately prepared 2.0 ml (2.00 mmol) of 1N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution including 0.30 g (2.00 mmol) of 4-aminomethylbenzoic acid, followed by stirring at room temperature for 8 hours. The reaction mixture is evaporated under vacuum. To the residue is added a saturated solution of sodium chloride (2 ml), then the mixture is neutralized with concentrated hydrochloric acid to pH 5. The deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with ice-water, and then dried to give the title compound (0.46 g, 82%). HRMS calcd for C16H14N2O3: 282.2988. Found: 282.2990. MA calcd for: C16H14N2O3: C, 68.07%; H, 5.00%; N, 9.92%. Found: C, 68.21%; H, 5.03%; N, 9.90%.EXAMPLE 2

Preparation of N-(2-amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[N-(Pyridn-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzamide

Figure US07244751-20070717-C00006

To a suspension of 0.29 g (1.78 mmol) of N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (15 ml) is added 0.50 g (1.78 mmol) of 4-[N-(Pyridn-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzoic acid, followed by stirring at 45° C. for 1 hour. After cooling, the reaction mixture is added to a separately prepared tetrahydrofiman (10 ml) solution including 0.28 g (2.22 mmol) of 4-fluoro-1,2-phenylenediamine and 0.20 g (1.78 mmol) of trifluoroacetic acid at room temperature. After reaction at room temperature for 24 hours, the deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with tetrahydrofunan, and then dried to give the title compound (0.40 g, 57%). 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6): δppm: 4.49 (2H, d), 4.84 (2H, br.s), 6.60 (1H, t), 6.80 (2H, m),696 (1H, t), 7.18 (1H, d), 7.42 (2H, d), 7.52 (1H, d), 7.95 (2H, d), 8.02 (1H, d), 8.56 (1H, d), 8.72 (1H, br. t), 8.78 (1H, s), 9.60 (1H, br.s). IR (KBr) cm1: 3310, 1655, 1631, 1524, 1305, 750. HRMS calcd for C22H19N4O2F: 390.4170. Found: 390.4172. MA calcd for C22H19N4O2F: C, 67.68%; H, 4.40%; N, 14.35%. Found: C, 67.52%; H, 4.38%; N, 14.42%.EXAMPLE 3

Preparation of 4-[N-cinnamoylaminomethyl]benzoic acid

Figure US07244751-20070717-C00007

To a suspension of 0.33 g (2.01 mmol) of N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (10 ml) is added drop-wise a solution of 0.30 g (2.01 mmol) of cinnamic acid at 0° C. Then, the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 3 hours and added drop-wise to a separately prepared 2.0 ml (2.00 mmol) of 1N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution including 0.30 g (2.00 mmol) of 4-aminomethylbenzoic acid, followed by stirring at room temperature for 8 hours. The reaction mixture is evaporated under vacuum. To the residue is added a saturated solution of sodium chloride (2 ml), then the mixture is neutralized with concentrated hydrochloric acid to pH 7. The deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with ice-water, and then dried to give the title compound (0.51 g, 91%). HRMS calcd for C17H15NO3: 281.3242. Found: 281.3240. MA calcd for C17H15NO3: C, 72.58%; H, 5.38%; N, 4.98. Found: C, 72.42%; H, 5.37%; N, 4.98%.

EXAMPLE 4

Preparation of N-(2-amino-4-fluorophenyl)-4-[N-cinnamoylaminomethyl]benzamide

Figure US07244751-20070717-C00008

To a suspension of 0.29 g (1.78 mmol) of N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (15 ml) is added 0.50 g (1.78 mmol) of 4-[N-cinnamoylaminomethyl]benzoic acid, followed by stirring at 45° C. for 1 hour. After cooling, the reaction mixture is added to a separately prepared tetrahydrofunan (10 ml) solution including 0.28 g (2.22 mmol) of 4-fluoro-1,2-phenylenediamine and 0.20 g (1.78 mmol) of trifluoroacetic acid at room temperature. After reaction at room temperature for 16 hours, the deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with tetrahydrofunan, and then dried to give the title compound (0.45 g, 64%). 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6): δppm: 4.42 (2H, d), 4.92 (2H, br.s), 6.62 (1H, t), 6.78 (2H, m), 7.01 (1H, t), 7.32 (5H, m), 7.54 (5H, m), 8.76 (1H, br.t), 9.58 (1H, br.s). IR (KBr) cm−1: 3306, 1618, 1517, 1308, 745. HRMS calcd for C23H20N3O2F: 389.4292. Found: 389.4294. MA calcd for C23H20N3O2F: C, 70.94%; H, 5.18%; N, 10.79%. Found: C, 70.72%; H, 5.18%; N, 10.88%.

PATENT

https://www.google.com/patents/US20150299126

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  • FIG. 2 is the 1H NMR spectrum of the solid prepared according to Example 2 of patent ZL 03139760.3;

NMR, MS ETC CLICK TO VIEW

C-NMR

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Chidamide (Epidaza), a class I HDAC inhibitor, was discovered and developed by ChipScreen and approved by the CFDA in December 2014 for the treatment of recurrent of refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Chidamide, also known as CS055 and HBI- 8000, is an orally bioavailable benzamide type inhibitor of HDAC isoenzymes class I 1–3, as well as class IIb 10, with potential antineoplastic activity. It selectively binds to and inhibits HDAC, leading to an increase in acetylation levels of histone protein H3.74

This agent also inhibits the expression of signaling kinases in the PI3K/ Akt and MAPK/Ras pathways and may result in cell cycle arrest and the induction of tumor cell apoptosis.75

Currently, phases I and II clinical trials are underway for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and for the treatment of breast cancer, respectively.76 The scalable synthetic approach to chidamide very closely follows the discovery route,77–79 and is described in Scheme 10. The sequence began with the condensation of commercial nicotinaldehyde (52) and malonic acid (53) in a mixture of pyridine and piperidine. Next, activation of acid 54 with N,N0-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) and subsequent reaction with 4-aminomethyl benzoic acid (55) under basic conditions afforded amide 56 in 82% yield.

Finally, activation of 56 with CDI prior to treatment with 4-fluorobenzene- 1,2-diamine (57) and subsequent treatment with TFA and THF yielded chidamide (VIII) in 38% overall yield from 52. However, no publication reported that mono-N-Boc-protected bis-aniline was used to approach Chidamide.

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74. Ning, Z. Q.; Li, Z. B.; Newman, M. J.; Shan, S.; Wang, X. H.; Pan, D. S.; Zhang, J.;
Dong, M.; Du, X.; Lu, X. P. Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol. 2012, 69, 901.
75. Liu, L.; Chen, B.; Qin, S.; Li, S.; He, X.; Qiu, S.; Zhao, W.; Zhao, H. Biochem.
Biophys. Res. Commun. 2010, 392, 190.
76. Gong, K.; Xie, J.; Yi, H.; Li, W. Bio. Chem. J. 2012, 443, 735.
77. Lu, X. P.; Li, Z. B.; Xie, A. H.; Shi, L. M.; Li, B. Y.; Ning, Z. Q.; Shan, S.; Deng, T.;
Hu, W. M. US Patent 2004224991A1, 2004.
78. Lu, X. P.; Li, Z. B.; Xie, A. H.; Shi, L. M.; Li, B. Y.; Ning, Z. Q.; Shan, S.; Deng, T.;
Hu, W. M. CN Patent 1513839A, 2003.
79. Yin, Z. H.; Wu, Z. W.; Lan, Y. K.; Liao, C. Z.; Shan, S.; Li, Z. L.; Ning, Z. Q.; Lu, X.
P.; Li, Z. B. Chin. J. New Drugs 2004, 13, 536.

see  CN 105457038

CN 1513839

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WO2004071400

Example 2. Preparation of
N-(2-amino-5-fluorophenyl)-4-[N-(Pyridn-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzamide

To a suspension of 0.29 g (1.78 mmol) of N, N’-carbonyldiimidazole in tetrahydrofunan (15 ml) is added 0.50 g (1.78 mmol) of 4-[N-(Pyridn-3-ylacryloyl)aminomethyl]benzoic acid, followed by stirring at 45°C for 1 hour. After cooling, the reaction mixture is added to a separately prepared tetrahydrofunan (10 ml) solution including 0.28 g (2.22 mmol) of 4-fluoro-1,2-phenylenediamine and 0.20 g (1.78 mmol) of trifluoroacetic acid at room temperature. After reaction at room temperature for 24 hours, the deposited white solid is collected by filtration, washed with tetrahydrofunan, and then dried to give the title compound (0.40 g, 57%). 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6): δppm: 4.49 (2H, d), 4.84 (2H, br.s), 6.60 (IH, t), 6.80 (2H, m), 6.96 (IH, t), 7.18 (IH, d), 7.42 (2H, d), 7.52 (IH, d), 7.95 (2H, d), 8.02 (IH, d), 8.56 (IH, d), 8.72 (IH, br. t), 8.78 (IH, s), 9.60 (IH, br.s). IR (KBr) cm“1: 3310, 1655, 1631, 1524, 1305, 750. HRMS calcd for C229N4O2F: 390.4170. Found: 390.4172. MA calcd for C229N4O2F: C, 67.68%; H, 4.40%; N, 14.35. Found: C, 67.52%; H, 4.38%; N, 14.42%.

Photo taken on May 22, 2015 shows a box of Chidamide in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province. Chidamide is the world’s first oral HDAC inhibitor …

A New Cancer Drug, Made in China

After 14 years, Shenzhen biotech’s medicine is one of the few locally developed from start to finish

Xian-Ping Lu left his research job at a drug maker in the U.S. to co-found a biotech company in his native China.
Xian-Ping Lu left his research job at a drug maker in the U.S. to co-found a biotech company in his native China. PHOTO: SHENZHEN CHIPSCREEN BIOSCIENCES

HONG KONG— Xian-Ping Lu left his job as director of research at drug maker Galderma R&D in Princeton, N.J., to co-found a biotech company to develop new medicines in his native China.

It took more than 14 years but the bet could be paying off. In February, Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences’ first therapy, a medication for a rare type of lymph-node cancer, hit the market in China.

The willingness of veterans like Dr. Lu and others to leave multinational drug companies for Chinese startups reflects a growing optimism in the industry here. The goal, encouraged by the government, is to move the Chinese drug industry beyond generic medicines and drugs based on ones developed in the West.

Chipscreen’s drug, called chidamide, or Epidaza, was developed from start to finish in China. The medicine is the first of its kind approved for sale in China, and just the fourth in a new class globally. Dr. Lu estimates the research cost of chidamide was about $70 million, or about one-tenth what it would have cost to develop in the U.S.

“They are a good example of the potential for innovation in China,” said Angus Cole, director at Monitor Deloitte and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology lead in China.

China’s spending on pharmaceuticals is expected to top $107 billion in 2015, up from $26 billion in 2007, according to Deloitte China. It will become the world’s second-largest drug market, after the U.S., by 2020, according to an analysis published last year in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice.

China has on-the-ground infrastructure labs, a critical mass of leading scientists and interested investors, according to Franck Le Deu, head of consultancy McKinsey & Co.’s pharmaceuticals and medical-products practice in China. “There’re all the elements for the recipe for potential in China,” he said.

But there are obstacles to an industry where companies want big payoffs for a decade or more of work and tremendous costs it takes to develop a drug.

While the protection of intellectual property has improved, China’s cumbersome rules for drug approval and a government effort to cut health-care costs, particularly spending on drugs, could hurt the Chinese drug companies’ efforts, said Mr. Cole of Deloitte.

“Will you start to see success? Of course you will,” said Mr. Cole. However, “I’ve yet to see convincing or compelling evidence that it’s imminent.”

To date, many of the Chinese companies that are flourishing in the life sciences are contract research organizations that help carry out clinical trials, as well as providers of related services.

Some companies, like Shanghai-based Hua Medicine, are buying the rights to develop new compounds in China from multinational drug companies, what some experts consider more akin to an intermediate step to innovation.

Late last year, Hua Medicine completed an early-stage human clinical trial of a diabetes drug in China and in March filed an application to the Food and Drug Administration to develop it in the U.S. as well. The company has raised $45 million in venture funding to date.

Li Chen, who left an 18-year career at Roche Holding AG as head of research and development in China to help start Hua Medicine, said the company’s goal is to “create a game-changer of drug discovery.”

At Chipscreen Biosciences, Dr. Lu and his co-founders set up the company in 2001 in Shenzhen, a city that was quickly growing into a technology and research hub, just over the border from Hong Kong. They created a lab of 10 scientists to use a new analytic technique known as “chemical genomics” to examine the relationships between molecular structures of the existing and failed drugs, how they act on different targets in the body and what genes were being activated or repressed. Now they have more than 60 scientists.

By better predicting how chemicals would act on the body before entering human testing, they hoped they would be more likely get a drug to market.

“How can a small company compete with a multinational?” said Dr. Lu. “The only thing we can compete with is the scientific brain.”

The biggest challenges for the company have been financing and the Chinese regulatory system, said Dr. Lu. The company has raised a total of 300 million yuan ($48 million) over five rounds of venture funding, said Dr. Lu. Chipscreen also receives grant money from the Chinese government.

The company filed its application for approval of chidamide to the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, or CFDA, in early 2013. It had to wait nearly two years for approval, receiving the OK only in December.

Chidamide now is on the market in China for 26,500 yuan ($4,275) a month, a price far lower than patients in the U.S. pay for some of the newest cancer medicines but much more than the typical Chinese patient pays for drugs. Dr. Lu said the price reflects a balance between affordability for patients and return for shareholders. Some investors wanted to price the drug higher.

PAPER

Discovery of an orally active subtype-selective HDAC inhibitor, chidamide, as an epigenetic modulator for cancer treatment

Corresponding authors
aShenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd., BIO-Incubator, Suit 2-601, Shenzhen Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen, P. R. China
E-mail: xplu@chipscreen.com
Med. Chem. Commun., 2014,5, 1789-1796

DOI: 10.1039/C4MD00350K, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/md/c4md00350k#!divAbstract

Tumorigenesis is maintained through a complex interplay of multiple cellular biological processes and is regulated to some extent by epigenetic control of gene expression. Targeting one signaling pathway or biological function in cancer treatment often results in compensatory modulation of others, such as off-target drivers of cell survival. As a result, overall survival of cancer patients is still far from satisfactory. Epigenetic-modulating agents can concurrently target multiple aberrant or compensatory signaling pathways found in cancer cells. However, existing epigenetic-modulating agents in cancer treatment have not yet fully translated into survival benefits beyond hematological tumors. In this article, we present a historical rationale for use of chidamide (CS055/Epidaza), an orally active and subtype-selective histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor of the benzamide chemical class. This compound was discovered and successfully developed as mono-therapy for relapsed and refractory peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) in China. We discuss the evidence supporting chidamide as a durable epigenetic modulator that allows cellular reprogramming with little cytotoxicity in cancer treatments.

Graphical abstract: Discovery of an orally active subtype-selective HDAC inhibitor, chidamide, as an epigenetic modulator for cancer treatment
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Chinese scientists develop world’s 1st oral HDAC inhibitor

Lu Xianping works in a lab at Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd. in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, May 20, 2015. Lu Xianping, together with other four returned overseas scientists, spent 14 years to develop Chidamide, the world’s first oral HDAC inhibitor, which was given regulatory approval in January. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

GNT Biotech and Medicals Corporation Licenses Novel Cancer Molecule from Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd.

PR Newswire

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — GNT Biotech and Medicals Corporation announces the grant of an exclusive license from Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd.for the development and commercialization of Chidamide in Taiwan. Chidamide, an oral, selective histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, is currently being evaluated in Phase II trials by Chipscreen Biosciences in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL), Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients (NSCLC). GNTbm will develop and commercialize Chidamide primarily in PTCL, NSCLC and will also retain the rights to develop and commercialize Chidamide in other oncology indications in Taiwan.

About Chidamide

Chidamide is a selective HDAC inhibitor against subtype 1, 2, 3 and 10, and being studied in multiple clinical trials as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of various hematological and solid cancers. Its anticancer effects are thought to be mediated through epigenetic modulation via multiple mechanisms of action, including the inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in blood derived cells, inhibition of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT, a process that is highly relevant to tumor cell metastasis and drug resistance), induction of tumor specific antigen and antigen-specific T cell cytotoxicity, enhancement of NK cell anti-tumor activity, induction of cancer stem cell differentiation, and resensitization of tumor cells that have become resistant to anticancer agents such as platinums, taxanes and topoisomerase II inhibitors. Chidamide has demonstrated clinical efficacy in pivotal phase II trials on Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) and Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL) conducted in China, and is currently undergoing phase II trial in NSCLC together with first line PC therapeutic treatment. Due to its superior pharmacokinetic properties and selectivity, Chidamide may offer better clinical profile over the other HDAC inhibitors currently under development or being marketed.

About GNTbm

GNTbm is a subsidiary of GNT Inc, a Taiwanese company focused on the manufacture of nano-scale metallic particles for food and medical purposes. Founded in 1992 by a team of electronic professionals, GNT has successfully developed the innovative technology of physical metal miniaturization based on the patent of MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy). Further information about GNT Inc is available at www.gnt.com.tw.

GNTbm was established in August 2013, and housed in the Nankang Biotech Incubation Center, (NBIC), in Nankang, Taipei. Lead by Dr. Chia-Nan Chenalong with an experienced team of scientists, GNTbm will explore development and commercialization of novel drug delivery systems, Innovative biomedical and diagnostic tools based on gold nanoparticles.

About Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd.

Chipscreen is a leading integrated biotech company in China specialized in discovery and development of novel small molecule pharmaceuticals. The company has utilized its proprietary chemical genomics-based discovery platform to successfully develop a portfolio of clinical and preclinical stage programs in a number of therapeutic areas. Chipscreen’s business strategy is to generate differentiated drug candidates across multiple therapeutic areas. Drug candidates are either developed by Chipscreen or co-developed and commercialized in a partnership at the research, preclinical and clinical stages. The company was established as Sino-foreign joint venture in 2001. Further details about Chipscreen Bioscience is available atwww.chipscreen.com.

GNT Biotech and Medicals Corporation

Ekambaranellore Prakash, PhD

Director of International Department

GNT Biotech and Medicals Corporation

TEL: +886-2-7722-0388 #303

E-mail: prakash@gntbm.com.tw

Web site: www.gnt.com.tw

Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd.

Rebecca Hai

Investor Relations

Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences Ltd.

TEL: +86-755-26957317

E-mail: rebeccai_hai@chipscreen.com

Web site: www.chipscreen.com

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Chidamide
Chidamide.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-(2-Amino-5-fluorophenyl)-4-[[[1-oxo-3-(3-pyridinyl)-2-propen-1-yl]amino]methyl]-benzamide
Clinical data
Trade names Epidaza
Identifiers
CAS Number 743420-02-2
PubChem CID 9800555
ChemSpider 7976319
UNII 87CIC980Y0 Yes
Chemical data
Formula C22H19FN4O2
Molar mass 390.4 g/mol
Patent ID Date Patent Title
US2015299126 2015-10-22 CRYSTAL FORM OF CHIDAMIDE, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF
US2010222379 2010-09-02 NOVEL HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS
US7244751 2007-07-17 Histone deacetylase inhibitors of novel benzamide derivatives with potent differentiation and anti-proliferation activity

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EFAVIRENZ – Huahai Pharma China-Approved to Produce AIDS Treatment


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Efavirenz

DMP 266

Efavirenz, L-743725((+)-enantiomer), DMP-266, L-741211(racemate), L-743726, Stocrin, Sustiva
(S)-(-)-6-Chloro-4-(cyclopropylethynyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)-2,4-dihydro-1H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one
154598-52-4

Generic brands India:

Zhejiang Huahai Pharma received CFDA approval to produce efavirenz, an oral non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) used to control the symptoms of AIDS. Huahai is the first China drugmaker approved to make the drug. Huahai produced efavirenz API for Merck, which marketed the drug under the name Stocrin

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Efavirenz (EFV), sold under the brand names Sustiva among others, is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). It is used as part of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for the treatment of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1. For HIV infection that has not previously been treated, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines currently recommends the use of efavirenz in combination with tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as one of the preferred NNRTI-based regimens in adults and adolescents.[1] Efavirenz is also used in combination with other antiretroviral agents as part of an expanded postexposure prophylaxis regimen to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people exposed to a significant risk (e.g. needlestick injuries, certain types of unprotected sex etc.).

It is usually taken on an empty stomach at bedtime to reduce neurological and psychiatric adverse effects.

Efavirenz was combined with the HIV medications tenofovir and emtricitabine, all of which are reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This combination of three medications under the brand name Atripla, provides HAART in a single tablet taken once a day.

Efavirenz was discovered at Merck Research Laboratories. It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medication needed in a basic health system.[2] As of 2015 the cost for a typical month of medication in the United States is more than 200 USD.[3]

 

Efavirenz (EFV, brand names SustivaStocrinEfavir etc.) is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and is used as part of highly active antiretroviral therapy(HAART) for the treatment of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1.

For HIV infection that has not previously been treated, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines currently recommends the use of efavirenz in combination with tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as one of the preferred NNRTI-based regimens in adults and adolescents.

Efavirenz is also used in combination with other antiretroviral agents as part of an expanded postexposure prophylaxis regimen to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people exposed to a significant risk (e.g. needlestick injuries, certain types of unprotected sex etc.).

The usual adult dose is 600 mg once a day. It is usually taken on an empty stomach at bedtime to reduce neurological and psychiatric adverse effects.

Efavirenz was combined with the popular HIV medication Truvada, which consists oftenofovir and emtricitabine, all of which are reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This combination of three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) in July 2006 under the brand name Atripla, provides HAART in a single tablet taken once a day. It results in a simplified drug regimen for many patients.

 

doi:10.1016/0040-4039(95)01955-H

Merck synthesis of Efavirenz

 

 

History

Efavirenz was approved by the FDA on September 21, 1998, making it the 14th approved antiretroviral drug.

  •  Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse trancriptase inhibitor being studied clinically for use in the treatment of HIV infections and AIDS.
  • Efavirenz chemically known as (-) 6-Chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl- 1 , 4- dihydro-2H-3, 1-benzoxa zin-2-one, is a highly potent non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).A number of compounds are effective in the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which is the retrovirus that causes progressive destruction of the human immune system. Effective treatment through inhibition of HIV reverse transcriptase is known for non- nucleoside based inhibitors. Benzoxazinones have been found to be useful non-nucleoside based inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase.(-) β-chloro^-cyclopropylethynyM-trifluoromethyl-l ,4-dihydro-2H-3,l -ben zoxazin-2-one (Efavirenz) is efficacious against HIV reverse transcriptase resistance. Due to the importance of (-)6-chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl-l,4-dihydro-2H-3,l-ben zoxazin-2- one, economical and efficient synthetic processes for its production needs to be developed.The product patent US5519021. discloses the preparation of Efavirenz, in Example-6, column-29, involving cyclisation of racemic mixture of 2-(2-amino-5-chlorophenyl)-4- cyclopropyl-l,l,l-trifluoro-3-butyn-2-ol using l ,l ‘-carbonyldiimidazole as carbonyl delivering agent to give racemic Efavirenz. Further, resolution of the racemic Efavirenz is carried out using (-) camphanic acid chloride to yield optically pure Efavirenz. However, research article published in the Drugs of the future, 1998, 23(2), 133-141 discloses process for manufacture of optically pure Efavirenz. The process involves cyclisation of racemic 2-(2-amino-5-chlorophenyl)-4-cyclopropyl-l, 1, l-trifluoro-3-butyn-2- ol using 1, 1-carbonyldiimidazole as carbonyl delivering agent to give racemic Efavirenz and further resolution by (-) camphanic acid chloride.Similarly research article published in Synthesis 2000, No. 4, 479-495 discloses stereoselective synthesis of Efavirenz (95%yield, 99.5%ee), as shown below
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    Even though many prior art processes report method for the preparation of Efavirenz, each process has some limitations with respect to yield, purity, plant feasibility etc. Hence in view of the commercial importance of Efavirenz there remains need for an improved process.

  • US 6 028 237 discloses a process for the manufacture of optically pure Efavirenz.
  • The synthesis of efavirenz and structurally similar reverse transcriptase inhibitors are disclosed in US Patents 5,519,021, 5,663,169, 5,665,720 and the corresponding PCT International Patent Application WO 95/20389, which published on August 3, 1995. Additionally, the asymmetric synthesis of an enantiomeric benzoxazinone by a highly enantioselective acetylide addition and cyclization sequence has been described by Thompson, et al., Tetrahedron Letters 1995, 36, 8937-8940, as well as the PCT publication, WO 96/37457, which published on November 28, 1996.
  • Additionally, several applications have been filed which disclose various aspects of the synthesis of(-)-6-chloro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydro-2H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one including: 1) a process for making the chiral alcohol, U.S.S.N. 60/035,462, filed 14 January 1997; 2) the chiral additive, U.S.S.N. 60/034,926, filed 10 January 1997; 3) the cyclization reaction, U.S.S.N. 60/037,059, filed 12 February 1997; and the anti-solvent crystallization procedure, U.S.S.N. 60/037,385 filed 5 February 1997 and U.S.S.N. 60/042,807 filed 8 April 1997.

Efavirenz has been obtained by two related ways: 1) The acylation of 4-chloroaniline (I) with pivaloyl chloride (II) by means of Na2CO3 in toluene gives the expected anilide (III), which is acylated with ethyl trifluoroacetate by means of butyllithium in THF yielding, after hydrolysis with HCl, 2′-amino-5′-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroacetophenone (IV). The benzylation of (IV) with 4-methoxybenzyl chloride (V) in basic alumina affords the protected acetophenone (VI), which is regioselectively condensed with cyclopropylacetylene (VII) [obtained by cyclization of 5-chloro-1-pentyne (VIII) by means of butyllithium in cyclohexane] by means of butyllithium in THF in the presence of (1R,2S)-1-phenyl-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-propanol (IX) giving the (S)-isomer of the tertiary alcohol (X) exclusively. The cyclization of (X) with phosgene and triethylamine or K2CO3 in toluene/THF yields the benzoxazinone (XI), which is finally deprotected with ceric ammonium nitrate in acetonitrile/water. 2) The condensation of 2′-amino-5′-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroacetophenone (IV) with cyclopropylacetylene (VIII) by means of butyllithium or ethylmagnesium bromide in THF gives (?-2-(2-amino-5-chlorophenyl)-4-cyclopropyl-1,1,1-trifluoro-3-butyn-2-ol (XII). The cyclization of (XII) with carbonyldiimidazole (XIII) in hot THF yields the racemic benzoxazinone (XIV). Compound (XIV) is submitted to optical resolution by condensation with (S)-(-)-camphanoyl chloride by means of dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) in dichloromethane to give the acyl derivative (XVI) as a diastereomeric mixture that is resolved by crystallization and finally decomposed with HCl in ethanol or butanol.
Corley, E.G.; Thompson, A.S.; Huntington, M.F.; Grabowski, E.J.J.; Use of an ephedrine alkoxide to mediate enantioselective addition of an acetylide to a prochiral ketone: Asymmetric synthesis of the reverse transcriptase inhibitor L-743,726.
Tetrahedron Lett1995,36,(49):8937-40
EP 1332757 A1
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When a commercial market already exists for the RMs used in synthesizing an API, their cost can be rather modest. When RMs used in synthesizing an API have no other commercial use, however, they can contribute very substantially to API cost. With a continued growth of volume demand, improved chemistry and competition from multiple suppliers, however, the cost of API RMs can greatly decrease over time. The inhibitor of HIV-1 RT, EFV, provides an illustration of this situation. Cyclopropylacetylene (CPA) is an RM for the synthesis of EFV (Figure 4). During clinical trials, when the demand for CPA was only a few metric tons, this material was produced at a price of USD800–1,350/kg. When the drug was first approved in 1998, and demand for CPA was about 50 metric tons per year, the price of CPA had fallen to USD350/kg. Today, with global demand for EFV at greater than 1,000 metric tons/year, CPA can be purchased for about USD50–60/kg. In the earliest stages of production, nearly 1 kg of CPA was needed to produce a kilogram of EFV. Current production processes are more efficient; roughly 3 kg of EFV is now produced for each 1 kg of CPA used. From this it can be roughly estimated that the contribution of CPA to the cost of EFV API production has fallen from as high as USD425/kg to about USD17–20/kg today.
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The most recent chemistry for asymmetric alkynylation of manufacturing EFV uses inexpensive, safe reagents and processing at ambient temperature to reach EFV pricing that would have been thought impossible when the drug was launched by Dupont Pharmaceuticals in 1998
Biao J, Yugui S. inventors; Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, assignee. Amino alcohol ligand and its use in preparation of chiral propargylic tertiary alcohols and tertiary amines via enantioselective addition reaction. US Patent 7,439,400. 2008 October 21.
Bollu RB, Ketavarapu NR, Indukuri VSK, Gorantla SR, Chava S. inventors; Laurus Labs Private Limited, assignee. Efficient process to induce enantioselectivity in procarbonyl compounds. US Patent Application 2012/0264933 A1. 2012 October 18.
FPPs for adult ART are usually capsules or tablets. A general rule-of-thumb is that an FPP as a conventional, solid oral dosage formulation costs about 33–40% more than the corresponding API in a competitive market. It has been widely quoted, conversely, that APIs contribute about 60–80% of the cost of an FPP. The API contribution to FPP cost increases with the complexity of synthesis and API cost per kilogram. Although marketing is a substantial incremental cost for originator pharmaceutical companies, generic producers do not incur high marketing costs for ART.

Syntheses of EFV API; different routes of manufacturingAPI, active pharmaceutical ingredient; EFV efavirenz. BELOW

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Related substances and degradants (partial listing) in EFVAPI, active pharmaceutical ingredient; CPA, cyclopropylacetylene; EFV, efavirenz

Syntheses of EFV API; different routes of manufacturingAPI, active pharmaceutical ingredient; EFV efavirenz.

illustrates the great effect of new routes of synthesis on API costs. The manufacturing cost of route 1 for the launch of EFV in 1998 was about USD1,800/kg [31,41]. EFV API was priced at about USD1,100/kg for the first generic launch in 2005. At this time the price of CPA was about USD250/kg. The best prices for EFV API in 2012–2013 are USD120–130/kg prepared under GMP. This drastic 89% reduction in generic API pricing is due in part to volume demand – the LMIC use of generic EFV in 2012 exceeded 750 metric tons and was estimated to exceed 900 metric tons in 2013. Reductions in the cost of RMs have also had a significant effect. More efficient processes for producing the final intermediate SD 573, have contributed the largest part to price reductions [42]. The route 1 synthesis requires five steps while routes 2 through 4 require only two steps from the same starting materials for the commercial production of EFV.

Chemical properties

Efavirenz is chemically described as (S)-6-chloro-(cyclopropylethynyl)-1,4-dihydro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-2H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one. Its empirical formula is C14H9ClF3NO2. Efavirenz is a white to slightly pink crystalline powder with a molecular mass of 315.68 g/mol. It is practically insoluble in water (<10 µg/mL).

History

Efavirenz was approved by the FDA on September 21, 1998, making it the 14th approved antiretroviral drug.

Society and culture

Pricing information

A one-month supply of 600 mg tablets cost approximately $550 in April 2008.[16] Merck provides efavirenz in certain developing countries at cost, currently about $0.65 per day.[17] Some emerging countries have opted to purchase Indian generics[18] such as Efavir by Cipla Ltd.[19] In Thailand, one month supply of efavirenz + truvada, as of June 2012, costs THB 2900 ($90), there’s also a social program for poorer patients who can’t afford even this price. In South Africa, a license has been granted to generics giant Aspen Pharmacare to manufacture, and distribute to Sub-Saharan Africa, a cost-effective antiretroviral drug.[20]

 PATENT

http://www.google.com/patents/WO1999061026A1?cl=en

EXAMPLE 1

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1a

To a solution of trifluoroethanol and (IR, 2S)-N-pyrrolidinyl norephedrine in THF (9 L) under nitrogen is added a solution of diethylzinc in hexane at 0 °C slowly enough to keep the temperature below 30 °C. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for 0.5 ~ 1 h. In another dry flask a solution of chloromagnesium cyclopropyl acetylide is prepared as follows: To neat cyclopropyl acetylene at 0 °C is added a solution of rc-butylmagnesium chloride slowly enough to keep the internal temperature < 30 °C. The solution is stirred at 0 °C for ~ 40 min and transfered to the zinc reagent via cannula with 0.36 L of THF as a wash. The mixture is cooled to -10 °C and ketoaniline la is added. The mixture is stirred at -2 to -8 °C for 35 h, warmed to room temperature, stirred for 3 h, and quenched with 30% potassium carbonate over 1.5 h. The mixture is stirred for 4 h and the solid is removed by filtration and washed with THF (2 cake volume). The wet solid still contains -18 wt% of pyrrolidinyl norephedrine and is saved for further study. The filtrate and wash are combined and treated with 30% citric acid. The two layers are separated. The organic layer is washed with water (1.5 L). The combined aqueous layers are extracted with 2.5 L of toluene and saved for norephedrine recovery. The toluene extract is combined with the organic solution and is concentrated to ~ 2.5 L. Toluene is continuously feeded and distilled till THF is not detectable by GC. The final volume is controlled at 3.9 L. Heptane (5.2 L) is added over 1 h. The slurry is cooled to 0 °C, aged for 1 h, and filtered. The solid is washed with heptane (2 cake volume) and dried to give 1.234 Kg (95.2% yield) of amino alcohol 3 as a white crystalline. The material is 99.8 A% pure and 99.3% ee.

EXAMPLE 2

To a three necked round bottom flask, equipped with a mechanical stirrer, nitrogen line, and thermocouple, was charged the solid amino alcohol 3, MTBE (500 L), and aqueous KHCO3 (45 g in 654 mL H2O). Solid 4-nitrophenyl chloroformate was added, in 4 batches, at 25°C. During the addition the solution pH was monitored. The pH was maintained between 8.5 and 4 during the reaction and ended up at 8.0. The mixture was stirred at 20-25°C for two hours. Aqueous KOH (2N) was added over 20 minutes, until the pH of the aqueous layer reached 11.0.

The layers were separated and 500 mL brine was added to the MTBE layer. 0.1 N Acetic acid was added until the pH was 6-7. The layers were separated and the organic phase was washed with brine (500 mL). At this point the mixture was solvent switched to EtOH/IPA and crystallized as recited in Examples 5 and 6.

EXAMPLE 3

To a three necked round bottom flask, equipped with a mechanical stirrer, nitrogen line, and thermocouple, was charged the solid amino alcohol 3a, toulene (500 mL), and aqueous KHCO3 (86.5 g in 500 L H2O). Phosgene solution in toulene was added at 25°C, and the mixture was stirred at 20-25°C for two hours.

The layers were separated and the organic phase was washed with brine (500 mL). At this point the mixture was solvent switched to EtOH/IPA and crystallized as recited in Examples 5 and 6.

EXAMPLE 4

To a three necked round bottom flask, equipped with a mechanical stirrer, nitrogen line, and thermocouple, was charged the solid amino alcohol 3a, MTBE (500 mL), and aqueous KHCO3 (86.5 g in 500 mL H2O). Phosgene gas was slowly passed into the solution at 25°C, until the reaction was complete.

The layers were separated and the organic phase was washed with brine (500 mL). At this point the mixture was solvent switched to EtOH/IPA and crystallized as recited in Examples 5 and 6.

EXAMPLE 5

Crystallization of efavirenz from 30% 2-Propanol in Water using a ratio of 15 ml solvent per gram efavirenz Using Controlled Anti-Solvent Addition on a 400 g Scale.

400 g. of efavirenz starting material is dissolved in 1.8 L of 2- propanol. The solution is filtered to remove extraneous matter. 1.95 L of deionized (DI) water is added to the solution over 30 to 60 minutes. 10 g. to 20 g. of efavirenz seed (Form II wetcake) is added to the solution. The seed bed is aged for 1 hour. The use of Intermig agitators is preferred to mix the slurry. If required (by the presence of extremely long crystals or a thick slurry), the slurry is wet-milled for 15 – 60 seconds. 2.25 L of DI water is added to the slurry over 4 to 6 hours. If required (by the presence of extremely long crystals or a thick slurry), the slurry is wet- milled for 15 – 60 seconds during the addition. The slurry is aged for 2 to 16 hours until the product concentration in the supernatant remains constant. The slurry is filtered to isolate a crystalline wet cake. The wet cake is washed with 1 to 2 bed volumes of 30 % 2-propanol in water and then twice with 1 bed volume of DI water each. The washed wet cake is dried under vacuum at 50°C.

EXAMPLE 6

Crystallization of efavirenz from 30% 2-Propanol in Water using a ratio of 15 ml solvent per gram efavirenz Using a Semi-Continuous Process on a 400 g Scale.

400 g. of efavirenz starting material is dissolved in 1.8 L of 2- propanol. A heel slurry is produced by mixing 20 g. of Form II efavirenz in 0.3 L of 30 % (v/v) 2-propanol in water or retaining part of a slurry froma previous crystallization in the crystallizer. The dissolved batch and 4.2 L of DI water are simultaneously charged to the heel slurry at constant rates over 6 hours to maintain a constant solvent composition in the crystallizer. Use of Intermig agitators during the crystallization is preferred. During this addition the slurry is wet-milled when the crystal lengths become excessively long or the slurry becomes too thick. The slurry is aged for 2 to 16 hours until the product concentration in the supernatant remains constant. The slurry is filtered to isolate a crystalline wet cake. The wet cake is washed with 1 to 2 bed volumes of 30 % 2-propanol in water and then twice with 1 bed volume of DI water each. The washed wet cake is dried under vacuum at 50°C.

EXAMPLE 7 Preparation of Amino Alcohol 3 and ee Upgrading— Through Process

1a

A solution of diethyl zinc in hexane was added to a solution of trifluoroethanol (429.5 g, 4.29’mol) and (IR, 2S)-N-pyrrolidinyl norephedrine (1.35 kg, 6.58 mol) in THF (9 L), under nitrogen, at 0 °C. The resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature for approx. 30 min. In another dry flask a solution of chloromagnesium- cyclopropylacetylide was prepared as follows. To a solution of n- butylmagnesium chloride in THF (2 M, 2.68 L, 5.37 mol) was added neat cyclopropylacetylene at 0 °C keeping the temperature < 25 °C. The solution was stirred at 0 °C for 1 ~ 2 h. The solution of chloromagnesiumcyclopropylacetylide was then warmed to room temperature and was transferred into the zinc reagent via cannula over 5 min followed by vessel rinse with 0.36 L of THF. The resulting mixture was aged at ~ 30 °C for 0.5 h and was then cooled to 20 °C. The ketoaniline 1 (1.00 kg, 4.47 mol) was added in one portion as a solid, and the resulting mixture was stirred at 20-28 °C for 3 h.

The reaction was quenched with 30% aq. potassium carbonate (1.2 L) and aged for 1 h. The solid waste was filtered and the cake was washed with THF (3 cake volumes). The filtrate and wash were combined and solvent switched to IP Ac.

The IPAc solution of product 3 and pyrrolidinyl norephedrine was washed with citric acid (3.5 L) and with water (1.5 L). The combined aqueous layers were extracted with IPAc (2 L) and saved for norephedrine recovery. To the combined organic layers was added

12N HC1 (405 mL, 4.88 mol), to form a thin slurry of the amino alcohol-

HC1 salt. The mixture was aged for 30 min at 25 °C and was then dried azeotropically. The slurry was aged at 25 °C for 30 min and filtered. The cake was washed with 2.5 L of IPAc and dried at 25 °C under vacuum/nitrogen for 24 h to give 1.76 kg of the wet HC1 salt.

The salt was dissolved in a mixture of MTBE (6 L) and aq Na2Cθ3 (1.18 kg in 6.25 L water). The layers were separated and the organic layer was washed with 1.25 L of water. The organic layer was then solvent switched into toluene.

Heptane (5 L) was added over 1 h at 25 °C. The slurry was cooled to 0 °C, aged for 1 h, and filtered. The solid was washed with heptane (2 cake volumes) and was dried to give 1.166 kg (90% overall yield) of amino alcohol 3 as a white crystalline solid. Norephedrine recovery

The aqueous solution was basified to pH13 using 50% aq NaOH, and extracted with heptane (2 L). The heptane solution was washed with water (1 L) and concentrated to remove residual IPAc and water. The final volume was adjusted to about 3 L. The heptane solution was cooled to -20 °C, aged for 2 h, and filtered. The solid was washed with cold heptane (1 cake volume) and dried to give 1.269 kg solid (94% recovery)

 

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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(4S)-6-chloro-4-(2-cyclopropylethynyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)-2,4-dihydro-1H-3,1-benzoxazin-2-one
Clinical data
Trade names Sustiva, Stocrin, others
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a699004
Pregnancy
category
  • US: D (Evidence of risk)
Routes of
administration
By mouth (capsules, tablets)
Legal status
Legal status
  • UK: POM (Prescription only)
  • US: ℞-only
  • ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 40–45% (under fasting conditions)
Protein binding 99.5–99.75%
Metabolism Hepatic (CYP2A6 and CYP2B6-mediated)
Onset of action 3–5 hours
Biological half-life 40–55 hours
Excretion Urine (14–34%) and feces (16–61%)
Identifiers
CAS Number 154598-52-4 Yes
ATC code J05AG03 (WHO)
PubChem CID 64139
DrugBank DB00625 Yes
ChemSpider 57715 Yes
UNII JE6H2O27P8 Yes
KEGG D00896 Yes
ChEBI CHEBI:119486 Yes
ChEMBL CHEMBL223228 Yes
NIAID ChemDB 032934
PDB ligand ID EFZ (PDBe, RCSB PDB)
Chemical data
Formula C14H9ClF3NO2
Molar mass 315.675 g/mol
1H NMR spectrum of C14ClF3H9NO2 in CDCL3 at 400 MHz
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