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Medgenics, Inc. Files for U.S. Orphan Drug Designation for INFRADURE for the Treatment of Hepatitis D


4/23/2012 10:02:37 AM

MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG), the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today announced that it has filed for Orphan Drug Designation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for INFRADURE™ for the treatment of hepatitis D. INFRADURE is based on Medgenics’ proprietary tissue-based Biopump™ platform technology, which uses the patient’s own tissue to continuously produce and deliver therapeutic proteins, such as interferon-alpha for use in the treatment of hepatitis.

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