Aegle Therapeutics Receives Rare Pediatric Disease Designation from the FDA for AGLE-102 for Patients with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Aegle Therapeutics | October 06, 2020

Aegle Therapeutics Corporation, a first-in-class biotechnology company committed to delivering cell-free therapy to patients affected by severe dermatological conditions, today announced that the FDA has granted Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) Designation to AGLE-102™ for the treatment of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB), a skin blistering disorder.  AGLE-102 is a composite of mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles that deliver proteins, genetic material and regenerative healing factors to diseased and damaged tissue. "The FDA's grant of Rare Pediatric Disease designation following its earlier grant of Fast Track Designation to AGLE-102 for DEB underscores the significant unmet medical need of children and adults living with this debilitating disease. AGLE-102 has the potential to be the first multifaceted approach to treat this rare patient population," said Shelley Hartman, CEO of Aegle Therapeutics. The FDA grants Rare Pediatric Disease designation for diseases that primarily affect children ages 18 years or younger and fewer than 200,000 persons in the U.S. If Aegle's new drug application ("NDA") for DEB is approved, Aegle may receive a priority review voucher from the FDA, which can be redeemed to obtain priority review for any subsequent marketing application or may be sold to another company for their programs.

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Dr. Athani brings rich perspectives from his experience of over 30 years in varied developmental projects in areas linked to bioinformatics, applied biotechnology, livestock production, sustainable agricultural practices, dairy operations and rural development management. Dr. Athani has played key roles in projects that drove quality standards, cost control and marketing initiatives in his areas of work. He holds a post-graduate diploma from the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore.

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