On 3 November 2006, orphan designation (EU/3/06/412) was granted by the European Commission to Jose Manuel Cela Lopez, Spain, for 4,7,10,13,16,19-docosahexaenoic acid for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.
The sponsorship was transferred to Celavista Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ireland, in August 2011 and subsequently to Natac Pharma SL, Spain, in May 2013.
For a list of the administrative updates to this public summary of opinion, please refer to the PDF document below.
Treatment of retinitis pigmentosa
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|May 2023||The sponsorship was transferred from Natac Pharma S.L., Spain, to Celavista Mito-Biogenesis S.L., Spain, in May 2023.|
Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:
European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.
Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe.
EU register of orphan medicines
The list of medicines that have received an orphan designation in the EU is available on the European Commission's website: