Amira Drug Gets Orphan Status

14:07 EDT 20 Apr 2011 |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to AM152, the lead drug candidate under development at San Diego’s Amira Pharmaceuticals for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. In a statement yesterday, the company says the designation provides a seven-year period of market exclusivity and [...]

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