On 27 June 2016, orphan designation (EU/3/16/1687) was granted by the European Commission to Akari Therapeutics, Plc, United Kingdom, for recombinant protein derived from the saliva of the Ornithodoros moubata tick (also known as coversin or rEV576) for the treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
This medicine is now known as nomacopan.
The sponsorship was transferred to Akari Malta Limited, Malta in January 2020.
The sponsor’s address was updated in January 2022.
Recombinant protein derived from the saliva of the Ornithodoros moubata tick (nomacopan)
Treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome
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Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
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