On 23 February 2011, orphan designation (EU/3/10/832) granted by the European Commission to Apotex Europe B.V., the Netherlands, for deferiprone for the treatment of sickle cell disease.
The sponsorship was transferred to Apotex B.V, Netherlands, in May 2019. The sponsor’s address was updated in January 2020.
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Treatment of sickle cell disease
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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
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.