International Niemann–Pick Disease Alliance

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Genzyme’s Olipudase Alfa

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to olipudase alfa. This enzyme replacement therapy is being investigated for the treatment of patients with nonneurological manifestations of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), also known as Niemann-Pick disease type B.

Breakthrough Therapy designation is intended to expedite the development and review of investigational new drugs that target serious or life-threatening conditions.

This is great news for the ASMD community! We look forward to hearing more from Genzyme as the clinical programme continues.

You can read the full press release from Genzyme here:

http://news.genzyme.com/press-release/fda-grants-breakthrough-therapy-designation-genzymes-olipudase-alfa

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