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Ataluren (Translarna) drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


ChemSpider 2D Image | Ataluren | C15H9FN2O3

Ataluren (Translarna)

3-(5-(2-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzoic acid

3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid

CAS 775304-57-9

PTC Therapeutics (Originator)

  • Molecular FormulaC15H9FN2O3
  • Average mass284.242 Da
  • EC-000.2051
    NCGC00168759-02
    PTC-124, PTC124, 
    UNII:K16AME9I3V
  • EU 2014-07-31 APPROVED

Ataluren, formerly known as PTC124, is a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and potentially other genetic disorders. It was designed by PTC Therapeutics and is sold under the trade name Translarna in the European Union.

Ataluren was approved by European Medicine Agency (EMA) on July 31, 2014. It was developed and marketed as Translarna® by PTC Therapeutics.

Ataluren was regulator of nonsense mutations indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy resulting from a nonsense mutation in the dystrophin gene, in ambulatory patients aged 5 years and older.

Translarna® is available as granules for oral use, containing 125 mg, 250 mg or 1000 mg of free Ataluren. The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg body weight in the morning, 10 mg/kg body weight at midday, and 20 mg/kg body weight in the evening.

Medical uses

Ataluren has been tested on healthy humans and humans carrying genetic disorders caused by nonsense mutations,[1][2] such as some people with cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is approved for the use in Duchenne in the European Union.

Mechanism of action

Ataluren makes ribosomes less sensitive to premature stop codons (referred to as “read-through”). This may be beneficial in diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy where the mRNA contains a mutation causing premature stop codons or nonsense codons. Studies have demonstrated that PTC124 treatment increases expression of full-length dystrophin protein in human and mouse primary muscle cells containing the premature stop codon mutation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and rescues striated muscle function.[3] Studies in mice with the premature stop codon mutation for cystic fibrosis demonstrated increased CFTR protein production and function.[4] The European Medicines Agency review on the approval of ataluren concluded that “the non-clinical data available were considered sufficient to support the proposed mechanism of action and to alleviate earlier concerns on the selectivity of ataluren for premature stop codons.” [5]

In cystic fibrosis, early studies of ataluren show that it improves nasal potential difference.[6] Ataluren appears to be most effective for the stop codon ‘UGA’.[1]

History

Clinical trials

In 2010, PTC Therapeutics released preliminary results of its phase 2b clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with participants not showing a significant improvement in the six minute walk distance after the 48 weeks of the trial.[7] This failure resulted in the termination of a $100 million deal with Genzyme to pursue the drug.

Phase 2 clinical trials were successful for cystic fibrosis in Israel, France and Belgium.[8] Multicountry phase 3 clinical trials are currently in progress for cystic fibrosis in Europe and the USA.[9]

Approval

On 23 May 2014 ataluren received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).[10]Translarna was first available in Germany, the first EU country to launch the new medicine.[11]

In August 2014, ataluren received market authorization from the European Commission to treat patients with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A confirmatory phase III clinical trial is ongoing.[11] The drug does not yet have approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.

In October 2015, NICE asked for further evidence of benefit to justify the “very high cost”.[12] NICE estimated that for a typical patient, treatment would cost £220,256 per year.

In February 2016, FDA declined to approve or even discuss PTC Therapeutics application for ataluren because it deemed the data presented by the developer “insufficient to warrant a review”.[13]

Ataluren Molecule

PAPER

Auld, Douglas S.; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2009, V106(9), P3585-3590

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/9/3585.full

http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2009/02/10/0813345106.DCSupplemental

http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2009/02/10/0813345106.DCSupplemental/Appendix_PDF.pdf

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Samples were analyzed for purity on an Agilent 1200 series LC/MS equipped with a Luna® C18 reverse phase (3 micron, 3 x 75 mm) column having a flow rate of 0.8-1.0 mL/min. The mobile phase was a mixture of acetonitrile (0.025% TFA) and H2O (0.05% TFA), and temperature was maintained at 50 °C. A gradient of 4% to 100% acetonitrile over 7 minutes was used during analytical analysis. Purity of final compounds was determined to be >95%, using a 5 μL injection with quantitation by AUC at 220 and 254 nM. High resolution mass spectra were obtained with an Agilent 6210 Time-of-Flight LC/MS with a 3.5 um Zorbax SB-C18 column (2.1 x 30 mm) (solvents are Water and ACN with 0.1% Formic Acid). A 3 minute gradient at 1 mL/min from 5% to 100% acetonitrile was used.

3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-[1,2,4]-oxadiazol-3-yl]-benzoic acid (1a, PTC124).

1 H NMR (d6-DMSO, 400 MHz) δ 13.15-13.68 (bs, 1H), 8.62 (s, 1H), 8.31 (d, 1H, JHH = 6.8 Hz), 8.24 (t, 1H, JHH = 7.2 Hz), 8.17 (d, 1H, JHH = 7.4 Hz), 7.77-7.82 (m, 1H), 7.73 (t, 1H, JHH = 7.6 Hz), 7.53 (dd, 1H, JHH = 10.8 Hz, JHH = 8.4 Hz), 7.48 (t, 1H, JHH = 6.8 Hz).

13C NMR (d6-DMSO, 400 MHz) δ 172.72 (d, JCF = 4.4 Hz), 167.39, 166.52, 159.95 (d, JCF = 258.0 Hz), 135.80 (d, JCF = 8.8 Hz), 132.28, 131.97, 131.97, 131.04, 130.94, 129.86, 127.76, 125.4 (d, JCF = 3.6 Hz), 117.2 (d, JCF = 20.4 Hz), 111.6 (d, JCF = 11.2 Hz). LC-

MS: rt (min) = 5.713; [M+H]+ 285.1;

HRMS: (CI+, m/z), calcd for C15H10FN2O3 (MH+ ), 285.06814; found, 285.06769.

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Ataluren (Translarna) Ataluren is a drug marketed under the trade name Translarna which was developed by PTC Therapeutics and approved by the European Union in May 2014 for the treatment of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD) and potentially other genetic disorders.50

Ataluren renders ribosomes less sensitive to premature stop or ‘read-through’ codons, which are thought to be beneficial in diseases such as DMD and cystic fibrosis.51 Of the reported synthetic approaches to ataluren,52–55 the most likely process-scale approach consists of the sequence described in Scheme 7, which reportedly has been exemplified on kilogram scale.56

The sequence to construct ataluren, which was described by the authors at PTC Therapeutics, commenced with commercially available methyl 3-cyanobenzoate (38).56 This ester was exposed to hydroxylamine in aqueous tert-butanol and warmed gently until the reaction was deemed complete.

Then this mixture was treated with 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride dropwise and subsequently triethylamine dropwise. To minimize exotherm and undesired side products, careful control of the addition of reagents was achieved through slow dropwise addition of these liquid reagents.

Upon complete consumption of starting materials and formation of amidooxime 39, the aqueous reaction mixture was then heated to 85 C to facilitate 1,2,4-oxadiazole formation, resulting in the tricyclic ester 40 in excellent yield across the three steps.

Finally,saponification of ester 40 through the use of sodium hydroxide followed by acidic quench gave ataluren (V) in 96% over the two-step sequence.57

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50. Welch, E. M.; Barton, E. R.; Zhuo, J.; Tomizawa, Y.; Friesen, W. J.; Trifillis, P.;Paushkin, S.; Patel, M.; Trotta, C. R.; Hwang, S.; Wilde, R. G.; Karp, G.; Takasugi,J.; Chen, G.; Jones, S.; Ren, H.; Moon, Y. C.; Corson, D.; Turpoff, A. A.; Campbell,J. A.; Conn, M. M.; Khan, A.; Almstead, N. G.; Hedrick, J.; Mollin, A.; Risher, N.;Weetall, M.; Yeh, S.; Branstrom, A. A.; Colacino, J. M.; Babiak, J.; Ju, W. D.;Hirawat, S.; Northcutt, V. J.; Miller, L. L.; Spatrick, P.; He, F.; Kawana, M.; Feng,H.; Jacobson, A.; Peltz, S. W.; Sweeney, H. L. Nature 2007, 447, 87.
51. Hirawat, S.; Welch, E. M.; Elfring, G. L.; Northcutt, V. J.; Paushkin, S.; Hwang,S.; Leonard, E. M.; Almstead, N. G.; Ju, W.; Peltz, S. W.; Miller, L. L. J. Clin.Pharmacol. 2007, 47, 430.

52Karp, G. M.; Hwang, S.; Chen, G.; Almstead, N. G. US Patent 2004204461A1,2004.
53. Andersen, T. L.; Caneschi, W.; Ayoub, A.; Lindhardt, A. T.; Couri, M. R. C.;Skrydstrup, T. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 3074.
54. Gupta, P. K.; Hussain, M. K.; Asad, M.; Kant, R.; Mahar, R.; Shukla, S. K.; Hajela,K. New J. Chem. 2014, 38, 3062.
55. Lentini, L.; Melfi, R.; Di Leonardo, A.; Spinello, A.; Barone, G.; Pace, A.; PalumboPiccionello, A.; Pibiri, I. Mol. Pharm. 2014, 11, 653.
56. Almstead, N. G.; Hwang, P. S.; Pines, S.; Moon, Y. -C.; Takasugi, J. J. WO Patent2008030570A1, 2008.
57. Almstead, N. G.; Chen, G.; Hirawat, S.; Hwang, S.; Karp, G. M.; Miller, L.; Moon,Y. C.; Ren, H.; Takasugi, J. J.; Welch, E. M.; Wilde, R. G. WO Patent2007117438A2, 2007.

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Ataluren trial success: trial aborted.

07 September 2011 – Pharma……..http://chem.vander-lingen.nl/info/item/September_2011/id/190/mid/140

Last week the newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported on a court case in which the parents of two young boys sued a pharmaceutical company over access to one of their developmental drugs. The drug in question wasAtaluren, the pharmaceutical companyPTC Therapeutics. The boys suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophyand had taken part in a clinical trial. Whereas the results of this trial on the whole were inconclusive the boys did seriously benefit from the drug. Hardly any wonder the parents took action when the whole development program was canceled.

And the judge? He threw the case out arguing that doctors do not make the compound themselves and arguing that the compound is not commercially available. Are these arguments valid? and do the boys have options?

It is not that ataluren is a complex molecule. To judge from one of the patents, synthesis is straightforward starting from 2-cyanobenoic acid and 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride, both commercially available. The synthetic steps are methylation of 2-cyanobenoic acid (iodomethane), nitrile hydrolysis with hydroxylamine, esterification with the fluoro acid chloride using DIPEA, high-temperature dehydration to the oxadiazole and finally ester hydrolysis (NaOH).

Except for the fluorine atom in it the compound is unremarkable. If you have to believe the Internet many Chinese companies produce and sell it. Ataluren is also still in the running as a potential treatment for some other diseases. So if need be the compound will be around for some time to come.

CLIP

Ataluren [3-[5-(2-Fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid] is an orally available, small molecule compound that targets nonsense mutation. It is the first drug in its class and appears to allow cellular machinery to read through premature stop codons in mRNA, and thus enables the translation process to produce full-length, functional proteins.
Ataluren is developed and approved for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD) by EU in July 2014 [1].

Ataluren: 2D and 3D Structure

Nonsense Mutations as Target for DMD

A single nucleotide change in the DNA sequence that introduces a premature stop codon is known as a nonsense mutation, a subset of a major class of premature termination codon (PTC) mutations. Nonsense mutations cause premature termination of translation resulting in the production of truncated polypeptides, which in turn halts the ribosomal translation process at an earlier site than normal, producing a truncated, non-functional protein [1].

Nonsense mutations are implicated in 5-70 % of individual cases of most inherited diseases, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and cystic fibrosis. Ataluren appears to allow cellular machinery to read through premature stop codons in mRNA, enabling the translation process to produce full length, functional proteins.

Ataluren Synthesis

New J Chem 2014, 38, 3062-3070: The text reports one pot synthesis of Ataluren with an overall yield of 40%. It also reports few interesting and potent derivatives too.


WO 2007117438A2: It appears to be the industrial process. The patent also reports various pharmaceutically relevant assay and their results wrt Ataluren.
Identifications:

1H NMR (Estimated) for Ataluren

Experimental: 1H NMR (d6-DMSO, 400 MHz) δ 13.15-13.68 (bs, 1H), 8.62 (s, 1H), 8.31 (d, 1H, JHH= 6.8 Hz), 8.24 (t, 1H, JHH = 7.2 Hz), 8.17 (d, 1H, JHH = 7.4 Hz), 7.77-7.82 (m, 1H), 7.73 (t, 1H, JHH = 7.6 Hz), 7.53 (dd, 1H, JHH = 10.8 Hz, JHH = 8.4 Hz), 7.48 (t, 1H, JHH = 6.8 Hz).

13C-NMR (Estimated) for Ataluren

Experimental: 13C NMR (d6-DMSO, 400 MHz) δ 172.72 (d, JCF = 4.4 Hz), 167.39, 166.52, 159.95 (d, JCF = 258.0 Hz), 135.80 (d, JCF = 8.8 Hz), 132.28, 131.97, 131.97, 131.04, 130.94, 129.86, 127.76, 125.4 (d, JCF = 3.6 Hz), 117.2 (d, JCF = 20.4 Hz), 111.6 (d, JCF = 11.2 Hz)……https://ayurajan.blogspot.in/2016/05/ataluren-treatment-for-duchenne.html

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It is not that ataluren is a complex molecule. To judge from one of the patents, synthesis is straightforward starting from 2-cyanobenoic acid and 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride, both commercially available. The synthetic steps are methylation of 2-cyanobenoic acid (iodomethane), nitrile hydrolysis with hydroxylamine, esterification with the fluoro acid chloride using DIPEA, high-temperature dehydration to the oxadiazole and finally ester hydrolysis (NaOH).
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Route 1

Reference:1. WO2004091502A2 / US6992096B2.

2. WO2008045566A1 / US2008114039A1.

3. WO2008030570A1 / US2008139818A1.

4. Mol. Pharmaceutics 2014, 11, 653-664.

Route 2
Route 3

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Carcinogenicity

Carcinogenicity bioassays in transgenic mice (26 weeks) and in rats (24 months):

●    For Tg.rasH2 mouse: Ataluren did not increase the incidence of tumors up to the HDs in males (600 mg/kg/day) and in females (300 mg/kg/day).  The non-neoplastic findings included endometrial hyperplasia and nephropathy in females.

●    For rats: Urinary bladder tumors (benign urothelial cell papilloma [2 rats] and malignant urothelial cell carcinoma [1 rat]) were observed in 3/60 female rats dosed at 300 mg/kg/day.  In addition, one case of malignant hibernoma was observed in 1/60 male rats at the dose of 300 mg/kg/day.  The non-neoplastic toxicity consisted of a decrease of body weight.

PATENT

Example 1 (prepared by known ataluren)

Method ataluren according to Patent Document 2 is described in Example W02004091502A2 prepared.

Specific methods of preparation:

To a solution of 0.6 l of DMF was 44. 14g3- cyano acid 62.19 g of potassium carbonate was added, followed by stirring at room temperature for 30 minutes. 20 minutes To the suspension was added 28 ml of methyl iodide (450mmol), and the reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4 hours. The reaction mixture was poured into 1.2 l of ice water, stirred for 30 minutes, the precipitate was filtered out thereof. The white cake was dissolved in 70 ml of methanol, and then reprecipitated in cold water. To give 79% yield of 3-cyano-benzoic acid methyl ester.

50 g of 3-cyano-benzoic acid methyl ester was dissolved in 500 ml of ethanol, to which was added 41 ml of 50% aqueous hydroxylamine (620mmol). 100 ° C and the reaction mixture was stirred for 1 hour, the solvent was removed under reduced pressure. So that the oily residue is dissolved in 100 ml of 20/80 ethanol / toluene, concentrated again. To give 61 g 3- (N- hydroxy amidino (carbamimidoyl)) – benzoic acid methyl ester.

60 g of 3- (N- hydroxy amidino (carbamimidoyl)) – benzoic acid methyl ester was dissolved in 200 ml of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran, followed by adding thereto 75 ml of diisopropylethylamine (434 mmol), and then 20 minutes this mixture was added 48.1 ml 2- fluorobenzoyl chloride (403mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour. The precipitate was filtered off, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in 400 ml of ethyl acetate, washed with 400 ml of water and then twice. The solvent was removed under reduced pressure, containing 60% ethyl acetate in hexane to give the desired product, generating 81 g 3- (N-2- amidino-fluorobenzoyl) – benzoate.

at 130 ° C with a Dean-Stark apparatus was dissolved in 500 ml of toluene was heated under reflux in 44 g of 3- (N-2- fluorobenzoyl) -1,2,3,4-_ benzoate 4 hours. 5 ° C and the reaction mixture was stirred for 18 hours. The white precipitate was filtered off, the filtrate was concentrated, recrystallized in toluene. To give 38 g of 3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [1,2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] – benzoic acid methyl ester.

33 g of 3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [1,2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] – benzoic acid methyl ester was dissolved in 400 ml of tetrahydrofuran, to which was added 100 ml of 1. 5M aqueous sodium hydroxide solution. At 100 ° C and the reaction mixture was heated at reflux for 2 hours. The solvent was removed under reduced pressure at 5 ° C the solution was stirred for 2 hours. The organic solvent was removed, washed with 50 mL of water. The aqueous solution was then acidified with hydrochloric acid to pH 1. The white precipitate was filtered off, the filter cake washed with cold water, then dried with a freeze dryer. To give 3.0 g of 3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [1,2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] benzoic acid. 1H-NMR (500MHz, d6-DMS0): 8. 31 (1H), 8 18 (2H), 8 08 (1H), 7 88 (2H), 7 51 (2H)….. Display: ataluren- Sample Preparation Example 1 prepared in Preparation Example 2 and TO2004091502A2 induced.

Each prepared in Example 2 (prepared according to known Form A)

Method [0084] A known polymorph according to Patent Document W02008039431A2 Example 5. 1. 1.1 prepared as described. Specifically: ataluren be prepared 1 100 mg Preparation Example, 60 ° C add 16.2 ml of isopropanol ultrasound clear solution, the solution by 2 square micron filter and the filtrate was kept covered with aluminum foil having a small hole. vial, 60 ° C and evaporated. The solid formed was isolated to give ataluren the A polymorph.

as needles.

its XRPD shown in Figure 1, the display ataluren polymorph A disclosed in Patent Document W02008039431A2 consistent.

SEE
European Journal of Organic Chemistry (2016), 2016(3), 438-442
Russian Chemical Bulletin (2015), 64(1), 142-145.
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2015), 101, 236-244.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2014), 24(11), 2473-2476.
New Journal of Chemistry (2014), 38(7), 3062-3070.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2010), 107(11), 4878-4883, S4878/1-S4878/14.
WO 2008039431
WO 2008045566
WO 2008030570
WO 2007117438
WO 2006110483
WO 2007117438
WO 2006110483
US 20040204461
PATENT

novel crystalline forms of 3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-

[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl]-benzoic acid, which has the following chemical structure (I):

Figure imgf000003_0001

(I)

In particular, crystalline forms of 3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl]- benzoic acid are useful for the treatment, prevention or management of diseases ameliorated by modulation of premature translation termination or nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, as described in U.S. Patent No. 6,992,096 B2, issued January 31, 2006, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety. In addition, the present provides a crystalline form of 3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl]-benzoic acid which is substantially pure, i.e., its purity greater than about 90%.

Processes for the preparation of 3-[5-(2-fluorophenyl)-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl]- benzoic acid are described in U.S. Patent No. 6,992,096 B2, issued January 31, 2006, and U.S. patent application no. 1 1/899,813, filed September 9, 2007, both of which are incorporated by reference in their entirety.

PATENT

CN101535284

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=CN&NR=101535284A&KC=A&FT=D&ND=&date=20090916&DB=&locale=

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Example

3- ‘5- (2-fluorophenyl) – “1,2,41 oxadiazol-3-yl benzoate 1- Batch 1

The 3-cyano-benzoic acid methyl ester (105 kg) and t-butanol was added molten drying reactor. Under an inert atmosphere for about 2 hours 48 minutes, 50. /. Aqueous hydroxylamine (43L, 47.4 kg) was added to a clear solution of 3-cyano benzoic acid methyl ester in a molten in t-butanol. The addition of a 50% aqueous solution of hydroxylamine period, the maximum temperature batch of about 43 ° C. 50% aqueous solution of hydroxylamine addition rate of from about 9L / h when the changes start adding to about 30L / hr. To maintain the temperature of the batch by varying the reactor jacket set point. In particular, the set value is about 40.5 ° C, with the addition of a rate increase at the beginning join, change the setting to about 29.6 ° C. After about 40-45t stirred for about 4 hours, the reaction was deemed complete (i.e., less than about 0.5% ester).

The batch was transferred to a drying reactor, additional (chased through) approximately 10L molten tert-butanol. Jacket setpoint from about 33 when the batch was received when dried reactor. C is reduced to about 27 after the completion of the transfer. C. Batch crystallization was observed part, which does not adversely affect stirring. The batch was cooled to about 34.4 ° C, triethylamine (72.6 kg, IOOL) added to the reactor. The jacket temperature set value from about 20.4. C is increased to about 31.0 ° C, in order to maintain the batch temperature in the range of about 30-35t. With molten tert-butanol (IO L) was washed with a linear (line rinse) After the batch was added to the 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride (113.7 kg, 86.0L).Charge is added to the first third of the rate of about 25L / hr. In the meantime, the jacket inlet temperature was lowered to about 15 ° C, the batch temperature is maintained at about 34.6 ° C. In about 5.5 hours after the addition was complete.During the addition, the maximum temperature of the batch was about 38.8 ° C. Near the end of the addition, the addition rate slowed to about 11L / hr was added last 27 liters of 2-fluoro-benzoyl chloride. 30-35. C After stirring for about 2 hours, that the reaction was complete (i.e., less than about 0.5% of methyl 3-amidinophenoxy). Then, after about 1 hour 42 minutes, the batch was heated to reflux temperature (about 82 ° C), and then stirred for about 18 hours. During the stirring, a number of product partially crystallized to form a slurry. The slurry was cooled to about 40. C thus sampled, during which complete crystallization occurs. The batch was then heated to reflux temperature and stirred for about 1 hour 50 minutes.Then, after about two hours, the batch was cooled to about 69 ° C, and after about four hours and 15 minutes, slowly added 630L of pure water, while maintaining the batch temperature at about 66-69 ° C. After about 3 hours 14 minutes, the slurry was cooled to about 22.4 ° C, and transferred to 2x200L ceramic filter, the ceramic filter equipped 25-30n polypropylene mesh filter cloth. In about 55 minutes after the completion of material from the container to the filter transfer. With 50n /. The tert-butanol solution (210L) was washed cake was washed for about 10 minutes so that the cleaning liquid can penetrate into each cake. Then, the cake was dried in a vacuum for about 5-10 minutes. The purified water as a second washing (158L / cake) applied to the filter cake to remove residual t-butanol and triethylammonium chloride salt. Dried in a vacuum for about 5 minutes, the solution was removed. In vacuo and then the cake was dried for about 2 hours, and then sampled using liquid chromatography. The filter cake was measured by liquid chromatography purity of about 99.6%.

The filter cake was dried in vacuo for about 8 hours 25 minutes later, the wet cake (207.4kg) is transferred to an air oven. At about 50-55. C, the oven dried in air for about 52 hours. The product was isolated in a total yield of about 89.9% (174.65kg), in the calculation of cost of materials sampling, you can adjust the overall yield of about 90.7%.

Batch 2

The 3-cyano-benzoic acid methyl ester (105 kg) and t-butanol was added molten drying reactor. Under an inert atmosphere for about 3 hours 29 minutes, 50% aqueous solution of hydroxylamine (47.85 kg) was added to the reactor. During the addition, the temperature is maintained at about 40-45 ° C. At about 40-45. C After stirring for about 3 hours 16 minutes, that the reaction was complete (i.e., less than about 0.5% ester). As for the drying reactor, the batch was transferred to one of the batch in. The batch was cooled

To about 34.4 ° C, and triethylamine (72.6 kg, 100 L). During about 45 minutes was added, while maintaining the batch temperature between about 30-35 ° C. During the addition, the jacket inlet temperature of from about 31.4. C increased to about 32.6. C. After the molten tert-butanol linear washed, was added to the batch 2- fluorobenzoyl chloride (l 13.7 kg, 86.0 L). After about 3 hours, 27 minutes, add the acid chloride. 35. C under stirring for about 8 hours, that the reaction is not complete (i.e., more than about 0.5% residual 3-amidino-benzoyl ester). Then, 1.5% by weight of the original charge of triethylamine and 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride was added to the batch. Linear washed with tert-butanol (IO L) associated with each additional charge. During the addition of the acid chloride, no additional cooling. The batch was maintained at a temperature of about 30-35 ° C, the jacket inlet temperature range was maintained at about 30.3. C to about 33.0 ° C. After stirring for about 2 hours at 30-35t, that reaction was complete (i.e., less than 0.5% of methyl 3-amidinophenoxy).

After about 1 hour and 44 minutes, the batch was heated to reflux temperature (about 83 ° C), and stirred for about 18 hours.The same batch 1, during cooling the sample, the solid was completely crystallized. The batch was then heated to reflux temperature and stirred for about 1 hour and 2 minutes. Then, after about 2 hours and 20 minutes, the batch was cooled to about 69.2 ° C, and after about four hours and 30 minutes, slowly added 630 L of pure water, while the temperature of the batch was maintained at about 65.6-69.2 ° C. After about 3 hours and 30 minutes, the slurry was cooled to about 23.4 ° C, and, as for, the contents were transferred to one of the double batch of the ceramic filter. About 5 hours and 6 minutes, to complete the transfer of the material. With about 50% of t-butanol (2 volumes / cake) was washed filter cake was washed with 10 minutes to allow the cleaning liquid to penetrate into each cake, then dried in vacuo. About 1 hour and 40 minutes, the filter is completed. The purified water was added to a final wash the filter cake. The liquid was removed by drying under vacuum for about 10 minutes. In vacuo and then the cake was dried for about 2 hours and 5 minutes, and then sampled using liquid chromatography. The cake purity liquid chromatography were about 99.5% and 99.6%. After the cake was then dried in vacuo for about 2 hours and 5 minutes, the wet cake (191.5 kg) is transferred to an air oven. At about 50-55. C under dry in an air oven for about 48 hours. The product was isolated in a total yield of about 92.5% (179.7 kg).

Lot 3

The 3-cyano-benzoic acid methyl ester (52.5 kg) and molten tert-butanol (228 kg) added to the reaction vessel. The vessel was sealed, the batch temperature set of about 40-45 ° C, and the stirrer is started. Under an inert atmosphere, after 2 hours 40 minutes, 50% of the shoes amine solution (24 kg) was added to the reactor. During the addition, the temperature is maintained at about 40-45 ° C. In about 42. Under C, then further stirred for about 5 hours to complete the reaction.

The batch was cooled to 30-35 ° C, and after 15 minutes, was added triethylamine (36 kg). After about 2 hours 44 minutes, was added 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride (57 kg). During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at about 30-35 ° C.Under the 32t, the batch was stirred for 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the reaction.

After about 50 minutes, the batch was heated to reflux temperature (about 83-86 ° C), at about 8rc, stirred for about 18 hours. Then, over about two hours, the batch was cooled to about 65-70 ° C, and after about 6 hours 25 minutes, slowly added to purified water (315 L), while the batch temperature was maintained at about 65- 70 ° C. After about 2 hours and 15 minutes, the slurry was cooled to about 22 ° C, and the contents were transferred to a centrifuge filter (2 batches). About 1 hour and 40 minutes, the filter is completed. After about 20 minutes, with about 50% aqueous solution of tert-butyl alcohol (90 kg / cake), dried cake. The purified water (79 kg / cake) as the last added to the filter cake washed. At about 900 rpm drying the cake for about 1 hour and 5 minutes, then filled cylinder. Liquid chromatography wet cake (91.5 kg, LOD = 5% w / w) of a purity of about 99.75% area.

3- ‘5- (2-fluorophenyl) -fl, 2,41 oxadiazol-3-yl l- acid batch 1

3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [l, 2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] – benzoic acid methyl ester (74.0kg) added to the reaction vessel, the vessel is sealed, evacuated and purification. Jacket set value of about 35. C, start the stirrer in the container. Molten tert-butanol (222 L, 3 volumes) and purified water (355 L, 4.8 vol) was added to the vessel. After the addition was added 25.1% w / w aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (43.5 kg, 1.1 molar equivalents), and with additional purified water (100L, 1.35 mol) was washed linear. During the addition, the batch temperature from about 39.0t reduced to about 38.8 ° C. After about 1 hour and 54 minutes, the batch temperature to about 63-67. C, and then, after about 30 minutes, which was adjusted to about 68-72.C. About 68-72t, stirring the mixture for about 3 hours. Then, after about five hours 11 minutes, the solution was cooled to about 40-45 ° C. Then, after the above process, after about three hours 33 minutes, the solution was then heated to about 68-72. C.

Jacket temperature of the reaction vessel was set to about 60 ° C, the stirrer started, and at about 70 ° C, a slightly positive pressure of nitrogen (1.5 to 5.6 psig), the heat transfer liquid through a micron filter . During the transfer, the product temperature is reduced to about 64.3 ° C, the transfer is completed in about 45 minutes. Was added to the purified water container (61 L, 0.82 vol) and the contents were heated to about 68-72. C.

The batch temperature was adjusted to about 69.4 ° C, and after about four hours and 18 minutes, with 13.9% w / w sulfuric acid (100.7 kg, 1.15 mol equiv.). During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at about 68.0-70.8 ° C. After the addition of the acid, with purified water (50 L, 0.68 vol) line wash at about 68-72 ° C, the stirring was continued for 31 minutes.

After about 4 hours and 10 minutes, the batch in a linear fashion from about 69.2t cooled to about 41.2 ° C. The stirrer Rosenmund filter / dryer was elevated to the highest position and jacket set value is set at about 40 ° C. The slurry was transferred to the two portions of the filter / drier. Applying a constant nitrogen pressure to the first portion (less than about 15 psig). During the transfer, a pressure of about 23.9 to about 28.8 psi, the transfer is complete in about 1 hour and 5 minutes. The second part of the slurry was transferred onto the filter cake, and the composite was stirred briefly to homogenize the batch. Use about 26.1 to about 29.1 psi nitrogen pressure filters the second part, after about three hours, squeeze the cake so that it does not contain liquid. With about 38-42 ° C hot tert-butanol solution (352 kg, 5 volumes) and about 65-70 ° C in 3x hot purified water (370 L, 5 volumes) and the filter 々.

Said filter / dryer jacket temperature was set to about 43 ° C, the product was dried under vacuum for about 26 hours while stirring periodically. Determination of purity of about 99.7%. The product was isolated in a total yield of about 74.4% (52.45 kg).

Batch 2

Was added to the reactor vessel 3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [1,2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] – benzoic acid methyl ester (47 kg, wet cake) and melt-hyun tert-butyl alcohol (111.4 kg). A sealed container, and the batch temperature was set at 30-40t, and start the stirrer. The purified water (51.6 kg) was added to the vessel. After the addition was added 3.47% w / w aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (202.4 kg). After about l hour, the batch temperature to about 67-73. C, then, at about 7 (under TC, stirred for about three hours.

Under a slight positive pressure of nitrogen, with a 1 micron polypropylene bag filter the batch, and then transferred to the new reactor. Was added to the vessel pure water (146 kg), and heating the batch to about 68-72. C.

After about four hours, the 10.7% aqueous hydrochloric acid was added to the batch. During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at about 68-72 ° C. PH was measured by using the batch pH of about 2.2, and then stirring was continued at about 7 (under TC about 1 hour.

After about two hours, the batch in a linear fashion from about 70. C is cooled to about 60 ° C. After about two hours, about 60. C of the batch in a linear fashion from about 6 (TC was cooled to about 40 ° C. In 40t, the batch was stirred for 2 hours, and the slurry was transferred to a centrifuge filter. After about 30 minutes, filtered completion . After about 30 minutes, with about 42Mw / w in t-butanol solution (165kg) cake was washed. The purified water (118kg, 4 (TC) as the last added to the filter cake was washed. The filter cake was dried at about 900rpm about 1 hour, then filled cylinder.

The wet cake was transferred to a paddle dryer (a double cone drier also suitable for this step), the jacket temperature was set to about 70. C. At about 70. C, the product was dried under vacuum for about 48 hours while stirring periodically.Determination of purity of about 99.8%. The product was isolated overall yield of about 74% (68.5 kg).

Lot 3

To the reaction vessel was added 3- [5- (2-fluorophenyl) – [1,2,4] oxadiazol-3-yl] – benzoic acid methyl ester (10 g) and t-butanol fused (128mL ). The batch temperature was set to 30-40 ° C, and the stirrer is started. After about 30 minutes, the aqueous sodium hydroxide solution 4.48% w / w of (32.5 g) was added to the vessel. The batch was maintained at a temperature of about 40-50 ° C. After about l hour, the batch temperature is raised to about 78-82 ° C, and then, at about 78-82t, and then stirred for about one hour. Under positive pressure of nitrogen, a polyethylene bag with a 5 micron filter the batch, and then transferred to a new reaction vessel. The batch was maintained at a temperature of about 78-82 ° C.

It was added to a new vessel 37% aqueous hydrochloric acid (4 mL) and tert-butanol molten (8 mL). The temperature was maintained at about 30-40. Under C, and stirring the mixture for about 30 minutes.

After about four hours, using a metering pump was added to the batch of hydrochloric acid in tert-butanol. After about SO-SO minutes before adding half filled. The stirrer speed is set at about 200rpm. After about 3.5 hours, add the remaining charge. The stirrer speed is set at about 100 rpm. During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at about 78-82 ° C.PH meter with a final batch pH was adjusted to about 1.2, at about 78-82t, then continue stirring for about l hour. After about one hour, the batch in a linear fashion from about 78-82. C is cooled to about 70 ° C. After about four hours, about 7 (TC batches in a linear fashion from 70.C cooled to about 50 ° C, and the stirrer speed was set at about 80 rpm. After about four hours, about 50 ° C Batch linearly cooled from 50 ° C to about 40t, and stirrer speed was set at approximately 60rpm. In 40.C, the batch was stirred for a further 4 hours.

The temperature of the filter is set to about 40-45 ° C. The slurry was transferred to the filter. After about one minute to complete filtration. After about two minutes, with tert-butanol (50 mL, 50.C) washing the filter cake. The pure water (IOO mLx2, 60.C) as the last wash was added to the cake. Under vacuum at about 60-70 ° C the cake was dried for about 12 hours, and then loaded into the container.

Determination of HPLC purity of about 99.9% of the area. The yield of isolated product was about 94% (9.0g).

3- “5- (2-fluorophenyl) -” 1,2,41-oxadiazol-3-yl 1- acid: One-pot

The methyl 3-cyanophenyl Yue (7.35 g) and tert-butanol molten (100 mL) added to the reactor vessel. Sealed containers, the batch temperature was set to 60 ° C, and the stirrer is started. The suspension was stirred for 1 hour and then the batch temperature was set to 40. C. Under an inert atmosphere, after three hours, 50% aqueous solution of hydroxylamine (3.63 g) was added to the reactor. During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at 38-41 ° C. 40. C After stirring for 18 hours, to complete the reaction.

The batch was cooled to 27 ° C, and after two minutes, triethylamine (5.56 g). After 3 hours, was added 2-fluorobenzoyl chloride (7.82 g). During the addition, batch temperature was maintained at 24-27 ° C. 40. C, the batch was stirred for a further 4 hours.

After 30 minutes, the batch was heated to 79 ° C, and at about 79. C was stirred for 16 hours. After 3 hours, the white suspension was added to the water (IOO mL), while the batch temperature was maintained at 70 ° C. After 20 minutes, a 37% aqueous hydrochloric acid were added to the batch. PH was measured by using the batch pH of about 2.2, stirring was continued at about 70t for about 1 hour.

After three hours, the batch in a linear manner from 7 (TC cooled to 30 ° C, and the slurry is transferred to the filter. After 5 minutes, the filtering is done. After five minutes, with tert-butanol (50mL, 40 .C) filter cake was washed. The purified water (IOO mL, 60.C) is added to a final wash the filter cake. In 70.C of the filter cake was dried in a vacuum oven for 18 hours and then removed. Determination of purity approximately 98.68%. The total yield of isolated product of about 76% (10.8g).

PICS

A large-scale, multinational, phase 3 trial of the experimental drug ataluren has opened its first trial site, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The trial is recruiting boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) or Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) caused by anonsense mutation —  also known as a premature stop codon — in the dystrophin gene. This type of mutation causes cells to stop synthesizing a protein before the process is complete, resulting in a short, nonfunctional protein. Nonsense mutations are believed to cause DMD or BMD in approximately 10 to 15 percent of boys with these disorders.
Ataluren — sometimes referred to as a stop codon read-through drug — has the potential to overcome the effects of a nonsense mutation and allow functional dystrophin — the muscle protein that’s missing in Duchenne MD and deficient in Becker MD — to be produced.
The orally delivered drug is being developed by PTC Therapeutics, a South Plainfield, N.J., biotechnology company, to whichMDA gave a $1.5 million grant in 2005.
PTC124 has been developed by PTC Therapeutics.

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External links

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Ataluren
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Names
IUPAC name

3-[5-(2-Fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid
Other names

PTC124
Identifiers
775304-57-9 
ChEMBL ChEMBL256997 Yes
ChemSpider 9394889 Yes
7341
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
KEGG D09323 Yes
PubChem 11219835
UNII K16AME9I3V Yes
Properties
C15H9FN2O3
Molar mass 284.24 g/mol
Pharmacology
M09AX03 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

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The pharmacovigilance system in the European Union (EU)


DRUG REGULATORY AFFAIRS INTERNATIONAL

The pharmacovigilance system in the European Union (EU) operates with the management and involvement of regulatory authorities in Member States, the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency. In some Member States, regional centres are in place under the coordination of the national competent authority.

Within this system, the Agency’s role is to coordinate the EU pharmacovigilance system and to ensure the provision of advice for the safe and effective use of medicines.

More information

Pharmacovigilance (PV or PhV), also known as Drug Safety, is the pharmacologicalscience relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention ofadverse effects with pharmaceutical products.[1] The etymological roots for the word “pharmacovigilance” are:

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Europe to boost cooperation with international partners on generics


DRUG REGULATORY AFFAIRS INTERNATIONAL

07/08/2014

Europe to boost cooperation with international partners on generics

European system to be used as model to facilitate assessment of medicines

The European Union’s decentralised procedure is being used as a model to accelerate the assessment of applications for generic medicines as part of theInternational Generic Drug Regulators PilotExternal link icon (IGDRP).

The European Union (EU) is leading an international pilot project through which, upon request from a generic pharmaceutical company, it will share the assessment reports generated as part of the decentralised procedure in real time with collaborating regulatory agencies outside the EU.

By offering to share its assessment reports, the EU aims to reinforce collaboration and information-sharing between regulatory authorities across the world, contributing to facilitating and strengthening the scientific assessment process for medicines. This should enable medicines to be authorised in different territories in a coordinated way at approximately the same time.

The first phase of the…

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European Medicines Agency recommends 39 medicines for human use for marketing authorisation in first half of 2014


10/07/2014

European Medicines Agency recommends 39 medicines for human use for marketing authorisation in first half of 2014

Thirty-nine medicines for human use were recommended for marketing authorisationby the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in the first half of 2014, compared with 44 in first half of 2013 and 33 in first half of 2012.

This figure includes a number of new innovative medicines with the potential to meet unmet medical needs, treat diseases for which no treatments were previously available or bring significant added benefit to patients over existing therapies. Among these medicines are the anticancer medicines Mekinist (trametinib) and Gazyvaro (obinutuzumab), the anti-inflammatory* Entyvio (vedolizumab), the anti-infective Daklinza (daclatasvir), as well as Translarna (ataluren) and Sylvant (siltuximab), which are both intended for the treatment of rare conditions.

In parallel, the number of medicines recommended for approval via the European Union centralised procedure based on generic or informed consent applications has decreased compared with the first half of 2013 (6 versus 13).

More than two in three applicants received scientific advice from the CHMP during the development phase of their medicine, and for innovative medicines four in five applicants received such advice. This is a significant increase compared with the first half of 2013 (when one in two applicants received scientific advice), and mirrors the growing number of requests for scientific advice received by the Agency.

Confirming the trend observed in the past few years, the number of new medicines intended for the treatment of rare diseases is steadily increasing, providing treatments for patients who often have only few or no options. In the first half of 2014, eight medicines were recommended for the treatment of rare diseases. This number includes three medicines for which the CHMP recommended conditional approval but whose applications were withdrawn by the sponsor prior to a final decision by the European CommissionExternal link icon **.

Conditional approval is one of the Agency’s mechanisms to provide early patient access to medicines that fulfill unmet medical needs or address life-threatening diseases. The CHMP also used this mechanism for the recommendation of the first treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Translarna), a life-threatening condition.

 

The CHMP granted two positive opinions after an accelerated assessment for the medicines Sylvant and Daklinza; this mechanism aims to speed up the assessment of medicines that are expected to be of major public health interest particularly from the point of view of therapeutic innovation.

The CHMP also gave an opinion on the use of a new combination product in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a compassionate use programme (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir). These programmes are intended to give patients with a life-threatening, long-lasting or seriously disabling disease access to treatments that are still under development. The treatment paradigm of hepatitis C is currently shifting rapidly, with the development of several new classes of direct-acting antivirals. By recommending the conduct of three compassionate use programmes and the marketing authorisation of three new medicines for HCV infection over the past eight months, the Agency is actively supporting this shift which is expected to bring significant added benefit to patients.

 

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) opinions - First half 2014


Notes

* On Friday 11 July 2014 at 11:00 the statement, ‘the anti-infectives Entyvio (vedolizumab) and Daklinza (daclatasvir)’ was corrected to ‘the anti-inflammatory Entyvio (vedolizumab), the anti-infective Daklinza (daclatasvir)’.

** The CHMP had recommended a conditional approval for Vynfinit (vintafolide) and its companion diagnostics Folcepri (etarfolatide) and Neocepri (folic acid). After authorisation, the company was to provide confirmatory data from an ongoing study with Vynfinit. However, before the authorisation process could be completed by the European Commission, preliminary data from this study became available which showed that the study could not confirm the benefit of Vynfinit in ovarian cancer patients. Therefore, the company terminated the study and decided to withdraw the applications.

 

Biogen’s multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera obtains EU approval


US-based Biogen Idec has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) as a first-line oral treatment for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), the most common form of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Biogen’s multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera obtains EU approval  click here

DAPAGLIFLOZIN SEES LIGHT


DAPAGLIFLOZIN, BMS-512148

(2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-2-[4-chloro-3-(4-ethoxybenzyl)phenyl]-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol,

cas 461432-26-8

Molecular Formula: C21H25ClO6
Molecular Weight: 408.87

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb (Originator)
AstraZeneca

TYPE 2 DIABETES,SGLT-2 Inhibitors

launched 2012,  as forxiga in EU

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Dapagliflozin propanediol is a solvate containing 1:1:1 ratio of the dapagliflozin, (S)-(+)-1,2-propanediol, and water.

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/EPAR_-_Public_assessment_report/human/002322/WC500136024.pdf

US——-In 2011, the product was not recommended for approval by the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. In 2011, the FDA assigned a complete response letter to the application. A new application was resubmitted in 2013 by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca in the U.S

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/EndocrinologicandMetabolicDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/UCM262996.pdf

WILMINGTON, Del. & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 12, 2013--

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) voted 13-1 that the benefits of dapagliflozin use outweigh identified risks and support marketing of dapagliflozin as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Advisory Committee also voted 10-4 that the data provided sufficient evidence that dapagliflozin, relative to comparators, has an acceptable cardiovascular risk profile.

The FDA is not bound by the Advisory Committee’s recommendation but takes its advice into consideration when reviewing the application for an investigational agent. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date for dapagliflozin is Jan. 11, 2014.

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Dapagliflozin is being reviewed by the FDA for use as monotherapy, and in combination with other antidiabetic agents, as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help remove excess glucose from the body. Dapagliflozin, an investigational compound in the U.S., was the first SGLT2 inhibitor to be approved anywhere in the world. Dapagliflozin is currently approved under the trade name [Forxiga](TM) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise, in 38 countries, including the European Union and Australia.

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Dapagliflozin (INN/USAN,[1] trade name Forxiga) is a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. It was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb in partnership with AstraZeneca. Although dapagliflozin’s method of action would operate on both types of diabetes[1] and other conditions resulting inhyperglycemia, the current clinical trials specifically exclude participants with type 1 diabetes.[2][3]

In July 2011 an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee recommended against approval until more data was available.[4] The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for dapagliflozin for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes was extended three months by the FDA to January 28, 2012.

In April 2012, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency issued a positive opinion on the drug. It is now marketed in a number of European countries including the UK and Germany.

Dapagliflozin inhibits subtype 2 of the sodium-glucose transport proteins (SGLT2), which is responsible for at least 90% of the glucose reabsorption in the kidney. Blocking this transporter causes blood glucose to be eliminated through the urine.[5] The efficacy of the this medication class has yet to be determined, but in initial clinical trials, dapagliflozin lowers HbA1c by 0.90 percentage points when added to metformin.[6]

Type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes accounting for 90% of diabetes cases. Over 100 million people worldwide have type-2 diabetes (nearly 17 million in the U.S.) and the prevalence is increasing dramatically in both the developed and developing worlds. Type-II diabetes is a lifelong illness, which generally starts in middle age or later part of life, but can start at any age. Patients with type-2 diabetes do not respond properly to insulin, the hormone that normally allows the body to convert blood glucose into energy or store it in cells to be used later. The problem in type-2 diabetes is a condition called insulin resistance where the body produces insulin, in normal or even high amounts, but certain mechanisms prevent insulin from moving glucose into cells. Because the body does not use insulin properly, glucose rises to unsafe levels in the blood, the condition known as hyperglycemia.

Hyperglycemia, that is, elevated plasma glucose, is a hallmark of diabetes. Plasma glucose is normally filtered in the kidney in the glomerulus but is actively reabsorbed in the proximal tubule (kidney). Sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter SGLT2 appears to be the major transporter responsible for the reuptake of glucose at this site. The SGLT inhibitor phlorizin, and closely related analogs, inhibit this reuptake process in diabetic rodents and dogs, resulting in normalization of plasma glucose levels by promoting glucose excretion without hypoglycemic side effects. Long term (6 month) treatment of Zucker diabetic rats with an SGLT2 inhibitor has been reported to improve insulin response to glycemia, improve insulin sensitivity, and delay the onset of nephropathy and neuropathy in these animals, with no detectable pathology in the kidney and no electrolyte imbalance in plasma. Selective inhibition of SGLT2 in diabetic patients would be expected to normalize plasma glucose by enhancing the excretion of glucose in the urine, thereby improving insulin sensitivity and delaying the development of diabetic complications.

The treatment of diabetes is an important health concern and despite a wide range of available therapies, the epidemic continues. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a progressive disease caused by insulin resistance and decreased pancreatic β-cell function. Insulin is produced by the pancreatic β-cell and mediates cellular glucose uptake and clearance. Insulin resistance is characterized by the lack of response to the actions of this hormone which results in decreased cellular clearance of glucose from the circulation and overproduction of glucose by the liver.

The currently available therapies to treat type 2 diabetes augment the action or delivery of insulin to lower blood glucose. However, despite therapy, many patients do not achieve control of their type 2 diabetes. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III, only 36% of type 2 diabetics achieve glycemic control defined as a A1C<7.0% with current therapies. In an effort to treat type 2 diabetes, aggressive therapy with multiple pharmacologic agents may be prescribed. The use of insulin plus oral agents has increased from approximately 3 to 11% from NHANES II to III.

Thus, treatment of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remains a major challenge, particularly in patients who require insulin as the disease progresses. Various combinations of insulin with oral anti-diabetic agents (OADs) have been investigated in recent years, and an increasing number of patients have been placed on these regimens. Poulsen, M. K. et al., “The combined effect of triple therapy with rosiglitazone, metformin, and insulin in type 2 diabetic patients”,Diabetes Care, 26 (12):3273-3279 (2003); Buse, J., “Combining insulin and oral agents”, Am. J. Med., 108 (Supp. 6a):23S-32S (2000). Often, these combination therapies become less effective in controlling hyperglycemia over time, particularly as weight gain and worsening insulin resistance impair insulin response pathways.

Hypoglycemia, weight gain, and subsequent increased insulin resistance are significant factors that limit optimal titration and effectiveness of insulin. (Holman, R. R. et al., “Addition of biphasic, prandial, or basal insulin to oral therapy in type 2 diabetes”, N. Engl. J. Med., 357 (17):1716-1730 (2007)). Weight gain with insulin therapy is predominantly a consequence of the reduction of glucosuria, and is thought to be proportional to the correction of glycemia. (Makimattila, S. et al., “Causes of weight gain during insulin therapy with and without metformin in patients with Type II diabetes mellitus”, Diabetologia, 42 (4):406-412 (1999)). Insulin drives weight gain when used alone or with OADs. (Buse, J., supra). In some cases, intensive insulin therapy may worsen lipid overload and complicate progression of the disease through a spiral of caloric surplus, hyperinsulinemia, increased lipogenesis, increased adipocity, increased insulin resistance, beta-cell toxicity, and hyperglycemia. (Unger, R. H., “Reinventing type 2 diabetes: pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention”, JAMA, 299 (10):1185-1187 (2008)). Among commonly used OADs, thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and sulfonylureas intrinsically contribute to weight gain as glucosuria dissipates with improved glycemic control. Weight gain is less prominent with metformin, acting through suppression of hepatic glucose output, or with incretin-based DPP-4 inhibitors. Overall, there is a pressing need for novel agents that can be safely added to insulin-dependent therapies to help achieve glycemic targets without increasing the risks of weight gain or hypoglycemia.

A novel approach to treating hyperglycemia involves targeting transporters for glucose reabsorption in the kidney. (Kanai, Y. et al., “The human kidney low affinity Na+/glucose cotransporter SGLT2. Delineation of the major renal reabsorptive mechanism for D-glucose”, J. Clin. Invest., 93 (1):397-404 (1994)). Agents that selectively block the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) located in the proximal tubule of the kidney can inhibit reabsorption of glucose and induce its elimination through urinary excretion. (Brown, G. K., “Glucose transporters: structure, function and consequences of deficiency”, J. Inherit. Metab. Dis., 23 (3):237-246 (2000)). SGLT2 inhibition has been shown in pre-clinical models to lower blood glucose independently of insulin. (Han, S. et al., “Dapagliflozin, a selective SGLT2 inhibitor, improves glucose homeostasis in normal and diabetic rats”, Diabetes, 57 (6):1723-1729 (2008); Katsuno, K. et al., “Sergliflozin, a novel selective inhibitor of low-affinity sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT2), validates the critical role of SGLT2 in renal glucose reabsorption and modulates plasma glucose level”, J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., 320 (1):323-330 (2007)).

Dapagliflozin(BMS-512148) is a potent sodium-glucose transport proteins inhibitor with IC50 of 1.1 nM and 1.4uM for SGLT2 and SGLT1, respectively. Dapagliflozin (BMS-512148) inhibits subtype 2 of the sodium-glucose transport proteins (SGLT2), which is responsible for at least 90% of the glucose reabsorption in the kidney. Blocking this transporter causes blood glucose to be eliminated through the urine. Symptoms of hypoglycaemia occurred in similar proportions of patients in the dapagliflozin (2~4%) and placebo groups (3%). Signs, symptoms, and other reports suggestive of genital infections were more frequent in the dapagliflozin groups (2•5 mg, [8%]; 5 mg, [13%]; 10 mg, [9%]) than in the placebo group ( [5%]).

Dapagliflozin (which is disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 6,515,117) is an inhibitor of sodium-glucose reabsorption by the kidney, by inhibiting SGLT2, which results in an increased excretion of glucose in the urine. This effect lowers plasma glucose in an insulin-independent manner.

Dapagliflozin is currently undergoing clinical development for treatment of type 2 diabetes. (Han, S. et al., supra; Meng, W. et al., “Discovery of dapagliflozin: a potent, selective renal sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes”, J. Med. Chem., 51 (5):1145-1149 (2008)). Phase 2a and 2b studies with dapagliflozin have demonstrated efficacy in reducing hyperglycemia either alone or in combination with metformin in patients with T2DM. (Komoroski, B. et al., “Dapagliflozin, a novel, selective SGLT2 inhibitor, improved glycemic control over 2 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus”, Clin. Pharmacol. Ther., 85 (5):513-519 (2009); List, J. F. et al., “Dapagliflozin-induced glucosuria is accompanied by weight loss in type 2 diabetic patients”, 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, San Francisco, Calif., Jun. 6-10, 2008, Presentation No. 0461P).

It has been found that dapagliflozin does not act through insulin signaling pathways and is effective in controlling blood sugar in patients whose insulin signaling pathways do not work well. This applies to extremes of insulin resistance, in type 2 diabetes as well as in insulin resistance syndromes, caused by, for example, mutations in the insulin receptor.

Since dapagliflozin leads to heavy glycosuria (sometimes up to about 70 grams per day) it can lead to rapid weight loss and tiredness. The glucose acts as an osmotic diuretic (this effect is the cause of polyuria in diabetes) which can lead to dehydration. The increased amount of glucose in the urine can also worsen the infections already associated with diabetes, particularly urinary tract infections and thrush (candidiasis). Dapagliflozin is also associated with hypotensive reactions.

The IC50 for SGLT2 is less than one thousandth of the IC50 for SGLT1 (1.1 versus 1390 nmol/l), so that the drug does not interfere with the intestinal glucose absorption.[7]

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dapagliflozin being an inhibitor of sodiumdependent glucose transporters found in the intestine and kidney (SGLT2) and to a method for treating diabetes, especially type II diabetes, as well as hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, Syndrome X, diabetic

complications, atherosclerosis and related diseases, employing such C-aryl glucosides alone or in combination with one, two or more other type antidiabetic agent and/or one, two or more other type therapeutic agents such as hypolipidemic agents.

Approximately 100 million people worldwide suffer from type II diabetes (NIDDM – non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), which is characterized by hyperglycemia due to excessive hepatic glucose production and peripheral insulin resistance, the root causes for which are as yet unknown. Hyperglycemia is considered to be the major risk factor for the development of diabetic complications, and is likely to contribute directly to the impairment of insulin secretion seen in advanced NIDDM. Normalization of plasma glucose in NIDDM patients would be predicted to improve insulin action, and to offset the development of diabetic complications. An inhibitor of the sodium-dependent glucose transporter SGLT2 in the kidney would be expected to aid in the normalization of plasma glucose levels, and perhaps body weight, by enhancing glucose excretion.

Dapagliflozin can be prepared using similar procedures as described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,515,117 or international published applications no. WO 03/099836 and WO 2008/116179

WO 03/099836 A1 refers to dapagliflozin having the structure according to formula 1 .

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formula 1

WO 03/099836 A1 discloses a route of synthesis on pages 8-10, whereby one major step is the purification of a compound of formula 2

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formula 2

The compound of formula 2 provides a means of purification for providing a compound of formula 1 since it crystallizes. Subsequently the crystalline form of the compound of formula 2 can be deprotected and converted to dapagliflozin. Using this process, dapagliflozin is obtained as an amorphous glassy off-white solid containing 0.1 1 mol% of EtOAc. Crystallization of a pharmaceutical drug is usually advantageous as it provides means for purification also suitable for industrial scale preparation. However, for providing an active pharmaceutical drug a very high purity is required. In particular, organic impurities such as EtOAc either need to be avoided or further purification steps are needed to provide the drug in a

pharmaceutically acceptable form, i.e. substantially free of organic solvents. Thus, there is the need in the art to obtain pure and crystalline dapagliflozinwhich is substantially free of organic solvents.

WO 2008/002824 A1 discloses several alternative solid forms of dapagliflozin, such as e.g. solvates containing organic alcohols or co-crystals with amino acids such as proline and phenylalanine. For instance, the document discloses crystalline

dapagliflozin solvates which additionally contain water molecules (see e.g.

Examples 3-6), but is silent about solid forms of dapagliflozin which do not contain impurities such as organic alcohols. As described above, it is desirable to provide the pharmaceutical active drug in a substantially pure form, otherwise triggering further expensive and time-consuming purification steps. In contrast, the document relates to dapagliflozin solvates where an alcohol and water are both incorporated into the crystal lattice. Hence, there is the need in the art to obtain pure and crystalline dapagliflozin suitable for pharmaceutical production.

WO 2008/1 16179 A1 refers to an immediate release pharmaceutical composition comprising dapagliflozin and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is a chiral

substance and (S)-propylene glycol used is very expensive. Consequently, also the immediate release pharmaceutical composition is more expensive.

Crystalline forms (in comparision to the amorphous form) often show desired different physical and/or biological characteristics which may assist in the manufacture or formulation of the active compound, to the purity levels and uniformity required for regulatory approval. As described above, it is desirable to provide the pharmaceutical active drug in a substantially pure form, otherwise triggering further expensive and time-consuming purification steps.

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WO 2008/ 1 16179 Al seems to disclose an immediate release formulation comprising dapagliflozin and propylene glycol hydrate. WO 2008/ 116195 A2 refers to the use of an SLGT2 inhibitor in the treatment of obesity

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120282336

http://www.tga.gov.au/pdf/auspar/auspar-dapagliflozin-propanediol-monohydrate-130114.pdf

Example 2 Dapagliflozin (S) PGS—(2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-2-(4-chloro-3-(4-ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol (S)-propane-1,2-diol hydrate (1:1:1)

Dapagliflozin (S) propylene glycol hydrate (1:1:1) can be prepared using similar procedures as described in published applications WO 08/002824 and WO 2008/116179, the disclosures of which are herein incorporated by reference in their entirety for any purpose. SGLT2 EC50=1.1 nM.

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Example 3 Dapagliflozin (R) PGS—(2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-2-(4-chloro-3-(4-ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol (R)-propane-1,2-diol hydrate (1:1:1)

Dapagliflozin (R) propylene glycol hydrate (1:1:1) can be prepared using similar procedures as described in WO 08/002824 and WO 2008/116179, the disclosures of which are herein incorporated by reference in their entirety for any purpose. SGLT2 EC50=1.1 nM.

WO 2008/002824 A1 discloses several alternative solid forms of dapagliflozin, such as e.g. solvates containing organic alcohols or co-crystals with amino acids such as proline and phenylalanine. For instance, the document discloses crystalline

dapagliflozin solvates which additionally contain water molecules (see e.g.

Examples 3-6), but is silent about solid forms of dapagliflozin which do not contain impurities such as organic alcohols. As described above, it is desirable to provide the pharmaceutical active drug in a substantially pure form, otherwise triggering further expensive and time-consuming purification steps. In contrast, the document relates to dapagliflozin solvates where an alcohol and water are both incorporated into the crystal lattice. Hence, there is the need in the art to obtain pure and crystalline dapagliflozin suitable for pharmaceutical production.

WO 2008/1 16179 A1 refers to an immediate release pharmaceutical composition comprising dapagliflozin and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is a chiral

substance and (S)-propylene glycol used is very expensive. Consequently, also the immediate release pharmaceutical composition is more expensive.

Surprisingly, amorphous dapagliflozin can be purified with the process of the present invention. For instance amorphous dapagliflozin having a purity of 99,0% can be converted to crystalline dapagliflozin hydrate having a purity of 100% (see examples of the present application). Moreover, said crystalline dapagliflozin hydrate does not contain any additional solvent which is desirable. Thus, the process of purifying dapagliflozin according to the present invention is superior compared with the process of WO 03/099836 A1 .

Additionally, the dapagliflozin hydrate obtained is crystalline which is advantageous with respect to the formulation of a pharmaceutical composition. The use of expensive diols such as (S)-propanediol for obtaining an immediate release pharmaceutical composition as disclosed in WO 2008/1 16179 A1 can be avoided

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In Vitro Characterization and Pharmacokinetics of Dapagliflozin 

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Dapagliflozin (BMS-512148), (2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-2-(3-(4-Ethoxybenzyl)-4-chlorophenyl)

-6-hydroxymethyl-tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol. 1H NMR (500 MHz, CD3OD) δ 7.33

(d, J = 6.0, 1H), 7.31 (d, J = 2.2, 1H), 7.31 (dd, J = 2.2, 6.0, 1H), 7.07 (d, J = 8.8, 2H),

6.78 (d, J = 8.8, 2H), 4.07-3.90 (m, 7H), 3.85 (d, J = 10.6, 1H), 3.69 (dd, J = 5.3, 10.6,

1H), 3.42-3.25 (m, 4H), 1.34 (t, J = 7.0, 3H). 13C NMR (125 MHz, CD3OD) δ 158.8,

140.0, 139.9, 134.4, 132.9, 131.9, 130.8, 130.1, 128.2, 115.5, 82.9, 82.2, 79.7, 76.4, 71.9,

64.5, 63.1, 39.2, 15.2.

HRMS calculated for C21H25ClNaO6 (M+Na)+

For C21H25ClO6: C, 61.68; H, 6.16. Found: C, 61.16; H, 6.58.

: 431.1237; found 431.1234. Anal. Calcd

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DOI: 10.1021/jm701272q

1H NMR (500 MHz, CD3OD) δ 7.33 (d, J = 6.0, 1H), 7.31 (d, J = 2.2, 1H), 7.31 (dd, J = 2.2, 6.0, 1H), 7.07 (d, J = 8.8, 2H), 6.78 (d, J = 8.8, 2H), 4.07–3.90 (m, 7H), 3.85 (d, J = 10.6, 1H), 3.69 (dd, J = 5.3, 10.6, 1H), 3.42–3.25 (m, 4H), 1.34 (t, J = 7.0, 3H);

13C NMR (125 MHz, CD3OD) δ 158.8, 140.0, 139.9, 134.4, 132.9, 131.9, 130.8, 130.1, 128.2, 115.5, 82.9, 82.2, 79.7, 76.4, 71.9, 64.5, 63.1, 39.2, 15.2;

HRMS calcd for C21H25ClNaO6 (M + Na)+ 431.1237, found 431.1234. Anal. Calcd for C21H25ClO6: C, 61.68; H, 6.16. Found: C, 61.16; H, 6.58.

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HPLC

  • HPLC measurements were performed with an Agilent 1100 series instrument equipped with a UV-vis detector set to 240 nm according to the following method:
    Column: Ascentis Express RP-Amide 4.6 x 150 mm, 2.7 mm;
    Column temperature: 25 °C
    – Eluent A: 0.1 % formic acid in water
    – Eluent B: 0.1 % formic acid in acetonitrile
    – Injection volume: 3 mL
    – Flow: 0.7 mL/min
    – Gradient:

    Time [min] [%] B
    0.0 25
    25.0 65
    26.0 70
    29.0 70
    29.5 25
    35.0 25

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    Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca type 2 diabetes drug dapagliflozin net Dag out chemical synthesis chemical synthesis of type 2 diabetes drug Farxiga_dapagliflozin_Forxiga from Bristol-Myers Sq

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EXAMPLE 24 – Synthesis of 2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl-l-C-(4-chloro-3-(4- ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)- -D-glucopyranoside 2,4-di-6>-TBDPS-dapagliflozin; (IVj”))

[0229] l-(5-Bromo-2-chlorobenzyl)-4-ethoxybenzene (1.5 g, 4.6 mmol) and magnesium powder (0.54 g, 22.2 mmol) were placed in a suitable reactor, followed by THF (12 mL) and 1,2- dibromoethane (0.16 mL). The mixture was heated to reflux. After the reaction had initiated, a solution of l-(5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl)-4-ethoxybenzene (4.5 g, 13.8 mmol) in THF (28 mL) was added dropwise. The mixture was allowed to stir for another hour under reflux, and was then cooled to ambient temperature, and then titrated to determine the concentration. The above prepared 4-chloro-3-[(4-ethoxyphenyl)methyl]phenyl magnesium bromide (31 mL, 10 mmol, 0.32 M in THF) and A1C13 (0.5 M in THF, 8.0 mL, 4.0 mmol) were mixed at ambient temperature to give a black solution, which was stirred at ambient temperature for 1 hour. To a solution of

I, 6-anhydro-2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl- -D-glucopyranose (0.64 g, 1.0 mmol) in PhOMe (3.0 mL) at ambient temperature was added phenylmagnesium bromide (0.38 mL, 1.0 mmol, 2.6 M solution in Et20). After stirring for about 5 min the solution was then added into the above prepared aluminum mixture via syringe, followed by additional PhOMe (1.0 mL) to rinse the flask. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure (50 torr) at 60 °C (external bath temperature) to remove low-boiling point ethereal solvents and then PhOMe (6mL) was added. The reaction mixture was heated at 130 °C (external bath temperature) for 8 hours at which time HPLC assay analysis indicated a 51% yield of 2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl-l-C-(4-chloro-3- (4-ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)- -D-glucopyranoside. After cooling to ambient temperature, the reaction was treated with 10% aqueous NaOH (1 mL), THF (10 mL) and diatomaceous earth at ambient temperature, then the mixture was filtered and the filter cake was washed with THF. The combined filtrates were concentrated and the crude product was purified by silica gel column chromatography (eluting with 1:30 EtOAc/77-heptane) affording the product 2,4-di-6>- ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl- 1 – -(4-chloro-3 -(4-ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)- β-D-glucopyranoside (0.30 g, 34%) as a white powder.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC13) δ 7.56-7.54 (m, 2H), 7.43-7.31 (m, 13H), 7.29-7.22 (m, 6H), 7.07- 7.04 (m, 2H), 7.00 (d, J= 2.0 Hz, IH), 6.87 (dd, J= 8.4, 2.0 Hz, IH), 6.83-6.81 (m, 2H), 4.18 (d, J= 9.6 Hz, IH), 4.02 (q, J= 6.9 Hz, 2H), 3.96 (d, J= 10.8 Hz, 2H), 3.86 (ddd, J= 11.3, 7.7, 1.1 Hz, IH), 3.76 (ddd, J= 8.4, 8.4, 4.8 Hz, IH), 3.56 (ddd, J= 9.0, 6.4, 2.4 Hz, IH), 3.50 (dd, J=

I I.4, 5.4 Hz, IH), 3.44 (dd, J= 9.4, 8.6 Hz, IH), 3.38 (dd, J= 8.8, 8.8 Hz, IH), 1.70 (dd, J= 7.8, 5.4 Hz, IH, OH), 1.42 (t, J= 6.8 Hz, 3H), 1.21 (d, J= 5.2 Hz, IH, OH), 1.00 (s, 9H), 0.64 (s, 9H); 13C NMR (100 MHz, CDC13) δ 157.4 (C), 138.8 (C), 137.4 (C), 136.3 (CH x2), 136.1 (CH x2), 135.2 (CH x2), 135.0 (C), 134.9 (CH x2), 134.8 (C), 134.2 (C), 132.8 (C), 132.0 (C), 131.6 (CH), 131.1 (C), 129.9 (CH x2), 129.7 (CH), 129.6 (CH), 129.5 (CH), 129.4 (CH), 129.2 (CH), 127.58 (CH x2), 127.57 (CH x2), 127.54 (CH x2), 127.31 (CH), 127.28 (CH x2), 114.4 (CH x2), 82.2 (CH), 80.5 (CH), 79.3 (CH), 76.3 (CH), 72.7 (CH), 63.4 (CH2), 62.7 (CH2), 38.2 (CH2), 27.2 (CH3 x3), 26.6 (CH3 x3), 19.6 (C), 19.2 (C), 14.9 (CH3). EXAMPLE 25 -Synthesis of dapagliflozin ((25,3R,4R,55,6/?)-2-[4-chloro-3-(4- ethoxybenzyl)phenyl]-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol; (Ij))

IVj’ U

[0230] A solution of the 2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl-l-C-(4-chloro-3-(4- ethoxybenzyl)phenyl)- -D-glucopyranoside (60 mg, 0.068 mmol) in THF (3.0 mL) and TBAF (3.0 mL, 3.0 mmol, 1.0 M in THF) was stirred at ambient temperature for 15 hours. CaC03 (0.62 g), Dowex^ 50WX8-400 ion exchange resin (1.86 g) and MeOH (5mL) were added to the product mixture and the suspension was stirred at ambient temperature for 1 hour and then the mixture was filtrated through a pad of diatomaceous earth. The filter cake was rinsed with MeOH and the combined filtrates was evaporated under vacuum and the resulting residue was purified by column chromatography (eluting with 1 : 10 MeOH/DCM) affording dapagliflozin (30 mg).

1H NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 7.37-7.34 (m, 2H), 7.29 (dd, J= 8.2, 2.2 Hz, 1H), 7.12-7.10 (m, 2H), 6.82-6.80 (m, 2H), 4.10 (d, J= 9.6 Hz, 2H), 4.04 (d, J= 9.2 Hz, 2H), 4.00 (q, J= 7.1 Hz, 2H), 3.91-3.87 (m, 1H), 3.73-3.67(m, 1H), 3.47-3.40 (m, 3H), 3.31-3.23 (m, 2H), 1.37 (t, J= 7.0 Hz, 3H);

13C NMR (100 MHz, CD3OD) δ 157.4 (C), 138.6 (C), 138.5 (C), 133.1 (C), 131.5 (C), 130.5 (CH), 129.4 (CH x2), 128.7 (CH), 126.8 (CH), 114.0 (CH x2), 80.5 (CH), 80.8 (CH), 78.3 (CH), 75.0 (CH), 70.4 (CH), 63.0 (CH2), 61.7 (CH2), 37.8 (CH2), 13.8 (CH3);

LCMS (ESI) m/z 426 (100, [M+NH4]+), 428 (36, [M+NH4+2]+), 447 (33, [M+K]+).

Example 1 – Synthesis of l,6-anhydro-2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl- -D-glucopyranose (II”)

III II”

[0206] To a suspension solution of l,6-anhydro- -D-glucopyranose (1.83 g, 11.3 mmol) and imidazole (3.07 g, 45.2 mmol) in THF (10 mL) at 0 °C was added dropwise a solution of TBDPSC1 (11.6 mL, 45.2 mmol) in THF (10 mL). After the l,6-anhydro-P-D-gJucopyranose was consumed, water (10 mL) was added and the mixture was extracted twice with EtOAc (20 mL each), washed with brine (10 mL), dried (Na2S04) and concentrated. Column

chromatography (eluting with 1 :20 EtOAc/rc-heptane) afforded 2,4-di-6>-ieri-butyldiphenylsilyl- l,6-anhydro- “D-glucopyranose (5.89 g, 81%).

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC13) δ 7.82-7.70 (m, 8H), 7.49-7.36 (m, 12H), 5.17 (s, IH), 4.22 (d, J= 4.8 Hz, IH), 3.88-3.85 (m, IH), 3.583-3.579 (m, IH), 3.492-3.486 (m, IH), 3.47-3.45 (m, IH), 3.30 (dd, J= 7.4, 5.4 Hz, IH), 1.71 (d, J= 6.0 Hz, IH), 1.142 (s, 9H), 1.139 (s, 9H); 13C NMR (100 MHz, CDCI3) δ 135.89 (CH x2), 135.87 (CH x2), 135.85 (CH x2), 135.83 (CH x2), 133.8 (C), 133.5 (C), 133.3 (C), 133.2 (C), 129.94 (CH), 129.92 (CH), 129.90 (CH), 129.88 (CH), 127.84 (CH2 x2), 127.82 (CH2 x2), 127.77 (CH2 x4), 102.4 (CH), 76.9 (CH), 75.3 (CH), 73.9 (CH), 73.5 (CH), 65.4 (CH2), 27.0 (CH3 x6), 19.3 (C x2).

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MAA, EU, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company announce acceptance of EMA application for investigational Type 2 Diabetes treatment empagliflozin


Empagliflozin

26 March 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted for review a marketing authorisation application (MAA) for the investigational sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, empagliflozin, for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in adults. The acceptance of the MAA marks the beginning of the review process in the European Union for this potential oral diabetes treatment.

 

A New Drug Application (NDA) for empagliflozin was recently submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2D) in adults.

Empagliflozin is part of a class of drugs being investigated for the reduction of blood glucose levels in adults with T2D. In clinical trials to date, SGLT2 inhibitors have been shown to reduce blood glucose by removing excess glucose independently of beta cell function and insulin resistance.

* Empagliflozin is an investigational compound. Its safety and efficacy have not yet been fully established

About Diabetes

An estimated 371 million people worldwide have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type, accounting for an estimated 90% of all diabetes cases.Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body either does not properly produce, or use, the hormone insulin.

Empagliflozin is drug which is being investigated in clinical trials for the oral treatment of type 2 diabetes by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company.[1][2] It is an inhibitor of the sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2), which is found almost exclusively in the proximal tubules of nephronic components in the kidneys. SGLT-2 accounts for about 90 percent of glucose reabsorption into the blood. Blocking SGLT-2 causes blood glucose to be eliminated through the urine via the urethra.[3][4]

SGLT-2 inhibitors such as empagliflozin reduce blood glucose by blocking glucose reabsorption in the kidney and thereby excreting glucose (i.e., blood sugar) via the urine.[5]

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  2.  “Empagliflozin”. clinicaltrials.gov. U.S. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3.  Nair S, Wilding JP (January 2010). “Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors as a new treatment for diabetes mellitus”. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 95 (1): 34–42. doi:10.1210/jc.2009-0473. PMID 19892839.
  4.  Bays H (March 2009). “From victim to ally: the kidney as an emerging target for the treatment of diabetes mellitus”. Curr Med Res Opin 25 (3): 671–81. doi:10.1185/03007990802710422. PMID 19232040.
  5.  Abdul-Ghani MA, DeFronzo RA (September 2008). “Inhibition of renal glucose reabsorption: a novel strategy for achieving glucose control in type 2 diabetes mellitus”. Endocr Pract 14 (6): 782–90. PMID 18996802.

 

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