IgA nephropathy

IgA nephropathy (IgAN) – also known as Berger’s disease – is the most common form of glomerulonephritis, a chronic inflammatory condition of the kidney, in the Western world. Today, there are no approved treatments for IgAN.

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Nefecon

Nefecon is a potential treatment for patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) at risk of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and has received orphan drug designation in IgAN by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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Orphan drugs

Orphan drug designation was introduced by regulatory authorities worldwide as a way of encouraging research and development of therapies for patients affected by orphan diseases with unmet medical needs.

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