On 17 July 2013, orphan designation (EU/3/13/1153) was granted by the European Commission to Janssen-Cilag International N.V., Belgium, for daratumumab for the treatment of plasma-cell myeloma.
Update: daratumumab has been authorised in the EU as Darzalex since 20 May 2016.
Treatment of plasma-cell myeloma
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Review of designation
Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
Recommendation for maintenance of orphan designation at the time of marketing authorisation: Darzalex (daratumumab) for the treatment of plasma cell myeloma (PDF/79.76 KB)
First published: 08/06/2016
Last updated: 08/06/2016
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: