FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation to Kamada's AAT product for type 1 diabetes

Kamada LTD., a bio-pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of specialty life-saving therapeutics, was granted an Orphan Drug Designation for its Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) product to treat type 1 diabetes.

“We are excited to enter the diabetes field and hope to bring a global breakthrough in the treatment of juvenile diabetes and potential cure.”

Kamada is currently undergoing a Phase I/II clinical trial with its FDA approved AAT by IV route of administration, for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.

Kamada plans to publish an interim and/or the final reports during 2012.

David Tsur, Chief Executive Officer of Kamada said: "We are excited to enter the diabetes field and hope to bring a global breakthrough in the treatment of juvenile diabetes and potential cure."

Kamada's AAT IV was granted FDA approval during July 2010 for the treatment of Alpha 1 deficiency and is exclusively marketed in the US by Baxter.

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