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US company granted “orphan drug status” to find cure for rare blindness syndrome

  • RPC
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  • USA
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  • April 14 2010

Advanced Cell Technology, a US pharmaceutical company, has been granted beneficial "orphan drug" status under the Orphan Drug Act by the US Food and Drug Administration for an embryonic stem cell therapy which it is developing to treat Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy, a rare form of blindness