EU/3/20/2383: Orphan designation for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome



On 9 December 2020, orphan designation EU/3/20/2383 was granted by the European Commission to Boyd Consultants Limited, Ireland, for perflubron for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome.

The sponsor’s address was updated in September 2021.

Key facts

Active substance
Intended use
Treatment of respiratory distress syndrome
Orphan designation status
EU designation number
Date of designation

Boyd Consultants Limited
6th Floor
South Bank House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4

Tel: +44 1954252652

Review of designation

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

Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation

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.

EU register of orphan medicines

The list of medicines that have received an orphan designation in the EU is available on the European Commission's website:

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