Partner Therapeutics Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Leukine® for the Treatment of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis


LEXINGTON, MA – Nov 6th, 2018/ PR Newswire/ – Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotechnology company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Leukine® (sargramostim), a yeast-derived recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (rhu-GM-CSF), for the treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). Leukine works by stimulating the production of white blood cells including neutrophils, monocytes/macrophages and myeloid-derived dendritic cell and promoting their ability to function.

PAP is a rare syndrome characterized by ...

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