Rigenerand srl announces the positive opinion on orphan drug designation (ODD) issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for RR001 as treatment of pancreatic cancer. This relevant milestone immediately follows the ODD granted by the FDA (USA) on May 2018 for the same indication.
RR001 is a gene therapy product based on adipose derived cells stably modified to produce pro-apoptotic ligands. RR001 is expected to reach the clinical phase within a planned Phase I/II trial as a first-line treatment in combination with chemotherapy in subsets of patients with pancreatic cancer.
In addition to provide an access to incentives (e.g. in the EU: fee reductions, no limitation of protocol assistance, possibility to request a conditional approval and specific research grants), the ODD is the recognition by the Agencies of the plausibility of Rigenerand therapeutic approach as well as of its potential to bring in significant benefit to the existing treatments.

Rigenerand srl, originally a spin-off by a joint venture between the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Rand srl (Italy), fights against cancer by gene modified effector cells and by developing novel 3D culture diagnostic tools.
ODD released by key regulatory Agencies represents a boost for the development of RR001 against a still lethal tumor. Rigenerand is very pleased to release the news during the 2018 World Pancreatic Cancer day (http://www.worldpancreaticcancerday.org) that raises the awareness on the unacceptable prognosis of pancreatic cancer calling for global action in better diagnostics and therapeutics.

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