FDA gives orphan-drug designation to OXiGENE's leukemia drug

11/26/2012 | Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

The FDA granted orphan-drug status to OXiGENE's OXi4503, an experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia. The drug has demonstrated strong tumor-fighting activity in preclinical and clinical trials, CEO Peter Langecker said. OXiGENE plans to apply for orphan drug designation in the European Union. An early-stage trial is being backed by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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