Lin Bioscience’s Stargardt disease treatment gets European orphan drug designation

The European Medicines Agency has granted orphan drug designation to Lin BioScience’s Stargardt disease treatment, the company announced in a press release.
LBS-008, an oral therapy that prevents the buildup of toxins in the eye that cause Stargardt disease and atrophic age-related macular degeneration, received orphan drug designation from the FDA in 2017.
“Adding orphan designation in Europe to the recent orphan drug designation in the United States marks another important regulatory milestone in the development program for LBS-008,” Lin BioScience CEO Tom Lin, PhD, said in

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