BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Announces European Commission Approval For VIMIZIM® (Elosulfase Alfa) For The Treatment Of Morquio A Syndrome In Patients Of All Ages

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) today announced the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for VIMIZIM® (elosulfase alfa), the first specific treatment approved in the European Union for Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (MPS IVA; Morquio A syndrome) in patients of all ages. As the first drug ever approved for Morquio A syndrome, VIMIZIM has been granted orphan drug status in the European Union, which confers ten years of market exclusivity.

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