Lumena Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from US Food & Drug Administration for LUM001 in Four Rare Liver Diseases

News | 09. 26. 2013

Lumena Pharmaceuticals

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).