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Orphan drug status granted for GMI-1070 in Europe

GlycoMimetics announced that the European Medicines Agency has granted orphan drug designation for GMI-1070 for the treatment of vaso-occlusive crisis in patients with sickle cell disease. GMI-1070, which has previously received both orphan drug and fast track status for VOC from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, is being developed in partnership with Pfizer. Pfizer is responsible for the next steps of clinical development for GMI-1070.