On 24 October 2003, orphan designation (EU/3/03/172) was granted by the European Commission to Univar Limited, United Kingdom, for trientine dihydrochloride for the treatment of Wilson's disease.
The sponsorship was transferred to Univar BV, The Netherlands, in July 2013.
Please note that this product (marketed as Cufence) was withdrawn from the Community Register of designated orphan medicinal products in June 2019 upon request of the marketing authorisation holder at the time of the granting of a marketing authorisation.
Treatment of Wilson's disease
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Review of designation
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: