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Polyphenon Pharma Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Its Botanical Drug, Polyphenon E, for the Treatment of CLL
Date:7/28/2008

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyphenon Pharma, an emerging research-based pharmaceutical company, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to its botanical drug, Polyphenon E(R), for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). A Phase II study is currently underway at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where researchers are studying the effects of an oral daily dose of Polyphenon E in CLL patients.

"The FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Polyphenon E represents a significant milestone in the development of this drug," said Stig Ogata, Polyphenon Pharma's Chief Operating Officer. "Orphan drug status provides incentives that can help accelerate the development process of Polyphenon E as an oral treatment for patients with CLL. This in turn could lead to other potential development opportunities for this drug in the area of oncology."

The FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation to encourage biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop products that demonstrate promise for the treatment of rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. This designation will entitle Polyphenon Pharma to seven years of marketing exclusivity for the drug upon FDA approval.

Polyphenon E contains highly characterized catechins that are extracted from green tea leaves through a proprietary process. The primary catechin in Polyphenon E, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has been shown to affect many processes in the body related to abnormal cellular activity that can lead to cancer. Preclinical studies indicate that the catechins present in Polyphenon E may have multiple methods of action.

About CLL

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that progresses more slowly than acute leukemia. It affects a group of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which typically fight infection. Each year, about 10,000 people in
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