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LTT Biopharma Interstitial Pneumonia Drug Obtains MHLW Orphan Status

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The First Committee on New Drugs at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare June 4 granted orphan drug status to LTT Biopharma's midismase (recombinant) for interstitial pneumonia. Midismase is a lecithinized superoxide dismutase (PC-SOD) that is in Phase II clinical trials in Japan. Tokyo-based LTT specializes in developing new drug delivery systems, and the orphan status will accelerate the regulatory approval process and help obtain financial assistance. (Click here for more - Japanese language)"LTT Biopharma Shares Jump Due To Obtaining Orphan Drug Status For New Drug" - Search China News (6/7/2010)

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