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Orphazyme CEO silent on potential firings in wake of FDA rejection

The FDA rejection of Orphazyme's drug candidate in its main indication will trigger major cuts at the biotech firm, but CEO Christophe Bourdon has no comment on where they will be implemented and how hard the US organization will be hit.

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Orphazyme will be scrutinizing its expenses after the US Food and Drug Authority, the FDA, rejected its main candidate arimoclomol for the treatment of the metabolic disease Niemann-Pick type C, also known as NPC.

According to Orphazyme's CEO Christophe Bourdon, the company has started looking into what will happen to the US organization, in which it has invested large sums in recent months in order to prepare for the potential launch. The rejection from the FDA, announced on Friday, has turned this into more of a long-term prospect.

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