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ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Granted Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA for ASLAN003 for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
ASLAN003 is an orally active, potent inhibitor of human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) that has the potential to be first-in-class in AML. AML is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterised primarily by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that build up in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells.
The US FDA grants orphan designation to drugs intended to treat a rare disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 individuals in
ASLAN is currently conducting a phase 2 clinical trial in
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