Please note that this product was withdrawn from the Community Register of designated orphan medicinal products in April 2012 on request of the sponsor.
On 20 November 2001, orphan designation (EU/3/01/061) was granted by the European Commission to Novartis Europharm Limited, United Kingdom, for imatinib mesilate for the treatment of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
Imatinib mesilate for treatment of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours has been authorised in the EU as Glivec since 24 May 2002.
For a list of the administrative updates to this public summary of opinion, please refer to the PDF document below.
Treatment of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours
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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: