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Vertex Pharmaceuticals: Another FDA Orphan Drug Designation For Cystic Fibrosis

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On April 24th , Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ investigational drug VX-661 ((R)-1-(2,2-difluorobenzo [d][1,3] dioxol-5-yl)-N-(1-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-6-fluoro-2-(1-hydroxy-2-methylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indol-5-yl) cyclopropanecarboxamide) receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) :
FDA Orphan Drug Designation Database Record
Generic Name:(R)-1-(2,2-difluorobenzo [d][1,3] dioxol-5-yl)-N-(1-(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)-6-fluoro-2-(1-hydroxy-2-methylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indol-5-yl) cyclopropanecarboxamide
Trade Name:n/a
Date Designated:04-24-2014
Orphan Designation:Treatment of cystic fibrosis
Orphan Designation Status:Designated
FDA Orphan Approval Status:Not FDA Approved for Orphan Indication
Sponsor: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 50 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210-1862 The sponsor address listed is the last reported by the sponsor to OOPD.

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VX-661 is a Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) corrector. VX-661 is being studied in combination with Kalydeco (Ivacaftor) for patients who have the F508del mutation. VX-661 is currently recruiting participants for a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of VX-661 in combination with Kalydeco in subjects with CF who are homozygous (have 2 copies) for the F508del CFTR…

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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO, Born in Mumbai in 1964 and graduated from Mumbai University, Completed his Ph.D from ICT, 1991,Matunga, Mumbai, India, in Organic Chemistry, The thesis topic was Synthesis of Novel Pyrethroid Analogues, Currently he is working with GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, Research Centre as Principal Scientist, Process Research (bulk actives) at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India. Total Industry exp 30 plus yrs, Prior to joining Glenmark, he has worked with major multinationals like Hoechst Marion Roussel, now Sanofi, Searle India Ltd, now RPG lifesciences, etc. He has worked with notable scientists like Dr K Nagarajan, Dr Ralph Stapel, Prof S Seshadri, Dr T.V. Radhakrishnan and Dr B. K. Kulkarni, etc, He did custom synthesis for major multinationals in his career like BASF, Novartis, Sanofi, etc., He has worked in Discovery, Natural products, Bulk drugs, Generics, Intermediates, Fine chemicals, Neutraceuticals, GMP, Scaleups, etc, he is now helping millions, has 9 million plus hits on Google on all Organic chemistry websites. His friends call him Open superstar worlddrugtracker. His New Drug Approvals, Green Chemistry International, All about drugs, Eurekamoments, Organic spectroscopy international, etc in organic chemistry are some most read blogs He has hands on experience in initiation and developing novel routes for drug molecules and implementation them on commercial scale over a 30 year tenure till date Dec 2017, Around 35 plus products in his career. He has good knowledge of IPM, GMP, Regulatory aspects, he has several International patents published worldwide . He has good proficiency in Technology transfer, Spectroscopy, Stereochemistry, Synthesis, Polymorphism etc., He suffered a paralytic stroke/ Acute Transverse mylitis in Dec 2007 and is 90 %Paralysed, He is bound to a wheelchair, this seems to have injected feul in him to help chemists all around the world, he is more active than before and is pushing boundaries, He has 9 million plus hits on Google, 2.5 lakh plus connections on all networking sites, 50 Lakh plus views on dozen plus blogs, He makes himself available to all, contact him on +91 9323115463, email amcrasto@gmail.com, Twitter, @amcrasto , He lives and will die for his family, 90% paralysis cannot kill his soul., Notably he has 19 lakh plus views on New Drug Approvals Blog in 216 countries......https://newdrugapprovals.wordpress.com/ , He appreciates the help he gets from one and all, Friends, Family, Glenmark, Readers, Wellwishers, Doctors, Drug authorities, His Contacts, Physiotherapist, etc

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