Orphan drug status for mantle cell lymphoma vaccine

Specialty biopharmaceutical company Biovest International has just announced that the company's personalized cancer vaccine, BiovaxID®, which already has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for follicular lymphoma, has received the same status for a second indication, mantle cell lymphoma.

Considering the paucity of effective treatments currently known for mantle cell lymphoma, this move by the FDA should be greeted with optimism.

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You can read more about vaccines as they relate to cancer (including BioVaxID) in my recent blog entry, or at Biovest's website.

By Ross Bonander

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Biovest International, Inc

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