FibroGen Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Pamrevlumab in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:FGEN), a science-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation status to pamrevlumab, the company’s first-in-class antibody, for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.  
“This is an important regulatory milestone for FibroGen, as pamrevlumab continues to show promise in the treatment of pancreatic cancer,” said Tom Neff, Chief Executive Officer of FibroGen. “Phase 2 clinical studies of pamrevlumab have produced initial positive data on median and one-year survival for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (88% metastatic). An ongoi…

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