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Orphazyme withdraws marketing application ahead of final vote

On Tuesday, biotech company Orphazyme announced that it is withdrawing its European marketing application for arimoclomol within the Niemann-Pick type C indication, ahead of the final vote of an EMA expert committee.

Biotech company Orphazyme has decided to withdraw its European marketing authorization application for its drug hope, arimoclomol, a potential treatment for Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), a company press release reports.

This falls before the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) special committee, the CHMP, was slated to vote officially on whether to recommend the drug for approval later this month. Based on a trend vote following a February meeting with the committee, Orphazyme was not expecting the drug to be approved.

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