Submission deadlines for orphan designations

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This page lists the submission deadlines for applications for orphan designation.

In accordance with Article 5.5 of Regulation (EC) No 141/2000, the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) will reach an opinion on a valid application for orphan designation within 90 days.

The dates below correspond to the COMP meetings falling on or just prior to day 90. Opinions may be reached earlier than day 90 if no questions are raised by COMP.

For further information on the procedure for designation, see how to apply for orphan designation.

Deadline for submission of applicationsStart of procedure - day 1
(for validated applications )
COMP meeting
22 May 201712 June 20175-7 September 2017
26 June 201714 July 20173-5 October 2017
17 July 20173 August 201730-31 October 2017
31 August 201718 September 20175-7 December 2017
28 September 201723 October 201716-18 January 2018
26 October 201720 November 201713-15 February 2018
23 November 201718 December 201713-15 March 2018
7 December 201722 Jan 201817-19 April 2018
25 January 201826 Feb 201822-24 May 2018
27 February 201826 March 201819-21 June 2018
23 March 201823 April 201817-19 July 2018
24 May 201818 June 201811-13September 2018
29 June 201816 July 20189-11 October 2018
17 July 201813 August 20186-8 November 2018
30 August 201812 September 20184-6 December 2018

*Dates updated in March 2017

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