Agilis announces today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Agilis’ gene therapy product candidate, AGIL-FA, being developed for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). AGIL-FA is a gene-therapy product consisting of a unique gene construct developed in partnership with Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) delivered with adeno-associated virus technology. Orphan Drug Designation is important for industry sponsors working in the rare disease space as it offers development and commercial incentives. FARA has been working closely with the Agilis team since the company launched in 2013, we look forward to continuing our partnership to advance this important potential therapy, as well as supporting research to identify biomarkers and clinical outcome measures, which will advance the development of the product candidate into clinical trials.

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