News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

GlycoMimetics, Inc. Announces European Medicines Agency’s Granting of Orphan Drug Status in European Union for GMI-1070 in Sickle Cell Disease



9/13/2013 9:43:11 AM

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlycoMimetics, Inc. announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation for GMI-1070 (rivipansel sodium) for the treatment of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in patients with sickle cell disease. Orphan drug designation in the European Union (EU) is given to products that are designed for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of rare diseases that are life-threatening or very serious. A disease is defined as rare in the EU if it affects fewer than five in 10,000 people. Granting of orphan drug designation in the EU provides companies with development and commercial incentives, including a 10-year period of market exclusivity, access to a centralized review process, protocol assistance and scientific advice during product development, waiving or reduction of certain fees, and eligibility for grants and R&D support initiatives.

Help employers find you! Check out all the jobs and post your resume.

Read at BioSpace.com


comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES