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orphan drug designation


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Health and Human Services, has granted an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for rimeporide for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). See here for more details.

ODD is designed to promote the development of drugs that may provide significant benefit to patients suffering from rare, life-threatening diseases. In particular, this ODD grants Rimeporide a 7-year data exclusivity in the US.

Rimeporide already received ODD in DMD from the European Medicines Agency in 2015. Further to this designation in Europe, EspeRare has been able to conduct a phase Ib clinical trial of Rimeporide on young DMD patients. This clinical trial will be completed by the end of 2017.