EC grants orphan drug status for Santen's sirolimus to treat chronic non-infectious uveitis

Santen Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global ophthalmic pharmaceutical company Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) today announced the European Commission (EC) has granted orphan drug status for sirolimus (DE-109) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis. The designation follows a positive opinion from the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in June. Orphan designation will be published on the EMA website.

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