On 26 November 2010, orphan designation (EU/3/10/807) was granted by the European Commission to Dr Hans Moebius, United Kingdom, for methylthioninium for the treatment of frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17.

The sponsorship was transferred to Prof. Claude Wischik, United Kingdom, in February 2012 and subsequently to TauRx Therapeutics Europe Ltd, United Kingdom, in August 2016.

The sponsorship was transferred Pharma Gateway AB, Sweden, in March 2019.

Key facts

Active substance
Disease / condition
treatment of frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17
Date of first decision
EU designation number

Review of designation

The Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products reviews the orphan designation of a product if it is approved for marketing authorisation.

Sponsor's contact details

Pharma Gateway AB
Johanneslundsvägen 2
194 81 Upplands Väsby
Tel. +46 8 590 778 00

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;

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