FDA grants orphan drug status to Eisai's investigational compound for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Eisai Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to its investigational compound (E7777) for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. E7777 is designed to have an improved purity profile and manufacturing process. It is currently in a pivotal trial intended to support its submission for approval.

The Orphan Drug Act allows FDA to grant orphan status to a drug which has the potential for the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of a rare disease/disorder that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.

CTCL is a rare type of cancer that begins in the white blood cells and attacks the skin. It is one of several types of lymphoma collectively called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


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