EU/3/22/2593: Orphan designation for the treatment of phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency

Adeno-associated virus serotype HSC15, containing human homology arms, expressing human phenylalanine hydroxylase

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Overview

This medicine was designated as an orphan medicine for the treatment of phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) deficiency in the European Union on 16 March 2022.

This means that the developer will receive scientific and regulatory support from EMA to advance their medicine to the stage where they can apply for a marketing authorisation.

Orphan designation does not mean the medicine is available or authorised for use. All medicines, including designated orphan medicines, must be authorised before they can be marketed and made available to patients in the EU.

During the medicine's development, doctors may be able to enrol patients in clinical trials investigating the medicine. For information on ongoing clinical trials in the EU, see:

Key facts

Active substance
Adeno-associated virus serotype HSC15, containing human homology arms, expressing human phenylalanine hydroxylase
Intended use
Treatment of phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency
Orphan designation status
Positive
EU designation number
EU/3/22/2593
Date of designation
16/03/2022
Sponsor

Diamond Pharma Services Ireland Limited
Coliemore House
Coliemore Road
Dalkey
Co. Dublin
Ireland
E-mail: info@diamondpharmaservices.com

Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation

Patients' organisations

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:

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