EU/3/17/1920

About

On 16 October 2017, orphan designation (EU/3/17/1920) was granted by the European Commission to GW Research Ltd, United Kingdom, for cannabidiol for the treatment of West syndrome.

The sponsorship was transferred to GW Pharma (International) B.V., the Netherlands, in April 2019.

Key facts

Active substance
Cannabidiol
Disease / condition
Treatment of West syndrome
Date of first decision
16/10/2017
Outcome
Positive
EU designation number
EU/3/17/1920

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

GW Pharma (International) B.V. 
Databankweg 26
Amersfoort
Utrecht
3821 AL
Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 33 798 1015
E-mail: gwreg@gwpharm.com

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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