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2014-06-10 08:31:42

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 2, 2014 Makindus, Inc. a specialty pharmaceutical company, received orphan drug designation for their lead product MI-100 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Orphan Products Development for the treatment of Stargardt's Disease. "The FDA's approval of our orphan drug designation application for MI-100 to treat Stargardt's disease is a key milestone for the company and we look forward to initiating our Phase 3...

2011-06-27 07:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) has officially granted ACT's human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells designation as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy (SMD). This follows on the U.S....

2011-05-18 14:21:34

Lab Study Shows an Improved Form of Vitamin A May Help Slowing down the aggregation or "clumping" of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration, research from Columbia University Medical Center has found. Rather than changing the way the eye processes vitamin A, a team of researchers led by Ilyas Washington, a professor in the department of ophthalmology at Columbia's Harkness Eye Institute, decided to focus on changing the structure of vitamin A itself....

2011-03-10 07:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTC Bulletin Board: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced a positive opinion of ACT's human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells for designation as an orphan medicinal product for the treatment of Stargardt's disease. This...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
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