Lumena Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from US Food & Drug Administration for LUM001 in Four Rare Liver Diseases
Company Pursuing Orphan Path to Development in Alagille Syndrome, Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
SAN DIEGO – September 26, 2013 – Lumena Pharmaceuticals, a company developing oral therapeutics for rare liver diseases, today announced that it has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Product Development for LUM001, the company’s lead drug candidate. LUM001 received Orphan Designation in four rare cholestatic liver diseases including Alagille syndrome (ALGS); progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC); primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC); and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).
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