SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OXiGENE, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXGN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer, announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation for ZYBRESTAT® (fosbretabulin tromethamine) for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Orphan drug designation in the European Union (EU) is given to products that are designed for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of rare diseases that are life-threatening or very serious. A disease is defined as rare in the EU if it affects fewer than five in 10,000 people. Granting of orphan drug designation in the EU provides companies with development and commercial incentives, including a period of market exclusivity, access to a centralized review process, protocol assistance (scientific advice) and waiving of marketing and post-marketing authorization fees.
OXiGENE Announces Granting Of Orphan Drug Status In Europe For ZYBRESTAT In Ovarian Cancer
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