Basilea-Astellas' antifungal treatment gets orphan status from FDA

05/29/2013 | Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

The FDA granted orphan-drug designation to Basilea Pharmaceutica and Astellas Pharma's experimental antifungal isavuconazole as a treatment for invasive aspergillosis. The intravenous and oral-broad spectrum drug is in late-stage studies for severe invasive fungal infections.

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