On 2 August 2007, orphan designation (EU/3/07/466) was granted by the European Commission to The Weinberg Group LLC, United Kingdom, for L-threo-3,4-dihydroxyphenylserine for the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in patients with multiple system atrophy.
The sponsorship was transferred to The Weinberg Group Limited, United Kingdom, in March 2009, to Diamond BioPharm Limited, United Kingdom, in March 2011 and to H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark, in December 2015.
Treatment of orthostatic hypotension in patients with multiple system atrophy
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Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
EU/3/07/466: Public summary of positive opinion for orphan designation of L-threo-3,4-dihydroxyphenylserine for the treatment of orthostatic hypotension in patients with multiple system atrophy (PDF/123.44 KB)
First published: 28/08/2009
Last updated: 05/04/2011
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