Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Launches CYSTARAN for the Treatment of Corneal Cystine Crystal Accumulation in Patients With Cystinosis
5/1/2013 11:44:49 AM
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sigma-Tau), a part of the Sigma-Tau Group Rare Disease Franchise, announced today the availability of CYSTARAN™ (cysteamine ophthalmic solution) 0.44%, the first and only FDA-approved therapy for the treatment of corneal cystine crystal accumulation in patients with cystinosis. Sigma-Tau developed CYSTARAN in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in cooperation with the Cystinosis Foundation, the Cystinosis Research Foundation, and the Cystinosis Research Network. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CYSTARAN in October 2012, and the product has also been granted Orphan Drug status.
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