BioMarin Tests FDASIA’s Pediatric Voucher Waters With Vimizim Approval
FDA clearance of the Morquio A syndrome treatment provides some insight into how the agency is implementing the 2012 priority review voucher program aimed at incentivizing development of treatments for rare pediatric diseases.
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FDA says that Morquio A syndrome qualifies as a rare pediatric disease because most patients with a severe form of the disease will not survive into adulthood, paving the way for BioMarin to receive the first rare pediatric disease priority review voucher.
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