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Cell Therapeutics’ Opaxio Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) For Brain Cancer

October 4, 2012

       Cell Therapeutics’ Opaxio receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) on September 20, 2012 for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In 2012 it is estimated that 10,000 – 12,000 cases are to be diagnosed in the US.

       Opaxio is a form of Paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug. Opaxio delivers Paclitaxel to the tumors directly & reduces the drug amount that reaches healthy tissue.  

References

Bloomberg Businessweek News October 2, 2012 Article titled,”Cell Therapeutics rises on orphan drug decision” 

Cell Therapeutics October 2, 2012 News Release  

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