CAEL-101 from Fortress Biotech (FBIO) Receives Orphan Drug Designations for Amyloidosis
Release Date: 07-Apr-2017
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the transfer of two U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orphan Drug Designations for CAEL-101 (also known as 11-1F4) from Columbia University (“Columbia”) to Fortress’ subsidiary, Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”). The two Orphan Drug Designations include the use of CAEL-101 as a therapeutic agent for patients with AL amyloidosis, and the use of CAEL-101 as a radio-imaging agent in amyloidosis.
Fortress Biotech, Inc. is a bio-pharmaceutical company focused to attain, develop and commercialize novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. CAEL‐101 is a fibril‐reactive monoclonal antibody (mAb) currently being evaluated in a Phase 1b study for the treatment of AL amyloidosis, a rare systemic disorder caused by an abnormality of plasma cells in the bone marrow.
FDA Orphan Drug Designation is granted to investigational therapies that address rare medical diseases or conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. Orphan Drug status provides benefits to drug developers including assistance in the drug development process, tax credits for clinical costs, exemptions from certain FDA fees and seven years of marketing exclusivity.
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