FDA approves N-Methanocarbathymidine as orphan drug in U.S

NandN Pharmaceuticals Inc., an upcoming pharmaceuticals company announces N -Methanocarbathymidine.

Release Date: 05-Oct-2016



NandN Pharmaceuticals Inc., an upcoming pharmaceuticals company announces N -Methanocarbathymidine receives orphan drug designation for the treatment of neonatal herpes simplex, by FDA.

 

Almost 25 % of all the pregnant women are seropositive for HSV-2, therefore, 85% of the neonates which are born with HSV-2 infection have one year mortality even with aggressive treatment. Despite of proper treatments the disease may cause death due to presence of virus-associated encephalitis and neutropenia. 

 

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