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USFDA grants orphan drug designation to Zydus Cadila's Saroglitazar Mg

Zydus Cadila, which is a part of Cadila Group, said orphan drug designation provides eligibility for certain development incentives, including tax credits for qualified clinical testing, prescription drug user fee exemptions and seven-year marketing exclusivity upon USFDA approval.

January 28, 2021 / 11:25 AM IST

Zydus Cadila on Thursday said the US health regulator has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to its Saroglitazar Mg used for the treatment of patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), a liver disease.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has granted ODD to Saroglitazar Mg, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing.

Zydus Cadila, which is a part of Cadila Group, said orphan drug designation provides eligibility for certain development incentives, including tax credits for qualified clinical testing, prescription drug user fee exemptions and seven-year marketing exclusivity upon USFDA approval.

Pankaj R Patel, Chairman, Zydus Group said : "We are pleased that the USFDA has granted an Orphan Drug Designation apart from the earlier Fast Track Designation to Saroglitazar Mg for the treatment of PBC."