On 27 June 2016, orphan designation (EU/3/16/1680) was granted by the European Commission to Chugai Pharma Europe Ltd, UK, for humanised anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody (also known as SA237) for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
The sponsorship was transferred to Chugai Pharma France, France, in January 2019.
Humanised anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody
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Treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders
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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;