EMA Makes Orphan Drug Recommendations - Pharmaceutical Technology

Latest Issue
PharmTech

Latest Issue
PharmTech Europe

EMA Makes Orphan Drug Recommendations


ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) made recommendations for nine orphan drug designations during its June 2012 meeting. Included in COMP’s recommendations were four designation applications for rare forms of lipodystrophy.

The COMP meeting also confirmed Vertex Pharmaceuticals's Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for orphan designation. The confirmation follows the recommendation made by EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Based on CHMP requirements, COMP confirmed that “Kalydeco continues to fulfill the orphan designation criteria.” COMP will publish the review of Kalydeco’s orphan designation after the European public assessment report for the drug is published.

COMP’s recommendations will be sent to the European Commission for adoption. Sponsors will have access to certain incentives during development once the orphan designation is granted.

A full list of COMP’s recommendations can be found in COMP’s monthly report.

ADVERTISEMENT

blog comments powered by Disqus
LCGC E-mail Newsletters

Subscribe: Click to learn more about the newsletter
| Weekly
| Monthly
|Monthly
| Weekly

Survey
What role should the US government play in the current Ebola outbreak?
Finance development of drugs to treat/prevent disease.
Oversee medical treatment of patients in the US.
Provide treatment for patients globally.
All of the above.
No government involvement in patient treatment or drug development.
Finance development of drugs to treat/prevent disease.
23%
Oversee medical treatment of patients in the US.
14%
Provide treatment for patients globally.
7%
All of the above.
47%
No government involvement in patient treatment or drug development.
9%
Jim Miller Outsourcing Outlook Jim MillerOutside Looking In
Cynthia Challener, PhD Ingredients Insider Cynthia ChallenerAdvances in Large-Scale Heterocyclic Synthesis
Jill Wechsler Regulatory Watch Jill Wechsler New Era for Generic Drugs
Sean Milmo European Regulatory WatchSean MilmoTackling Drug Shortages
New Congress to Tackle Health Reform, Biomedical Innovation, Tax Policy
Combination Products Challenge Biopharma Manufacturers
Seven Steps to Solving Tabletting and Tooling ProblemsStep 1: Clean
Legislators Urge Added Incentives for Ebola Drug Development
FDA Reorganization to Promote Drug Quality
Source: ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology,
Click here