On 9 June 2010, orphan designation (EU/3/10/749) was granted by the European Commission to NovImmune B.V., the Netherlands, for recombinant human anti-interferon gamma monoclonal antibody for the treatment of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
This medicine is now known as emapalumab.
The sponsorship was transferred to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ), Sweden, in June 2019.
Recombinant human anti-interferon gamma monoclonal antibody (emapalumab)
Treatment of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
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Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
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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
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