Sangamo dumps Alzheimer's drug in wake of PhII; Ultragenyx wins orphan drug designations;

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> Sangamo ($SGMO) says that a Phase II study of CERE-110 was completed for Alzheimer's, allowing it to dump the drug acquired in a buyout of Ceregene. The company's Q1 release states that it had already revealed that they were going to terminate the program once it was completed. In a message to FierceBiotech, Sangamo CEO Edward Lanphier said that "we said back in 2013 when we acquired Ceregene that we did not intend to pursue this program. It is not a ZFP Tx approach." Investigators say the drug was safe and well tolerated. Release

> Regulators handed Ultragenyx two orphan drug designations for triheptanoin (UX007). The FDA came through on fatty acid oxidation disorders, and the European Commission has granted orphan status for the treatment of glucose transporter type-1 deficiency syndrome. The FDA granted orphan drug designation for triheptanoin in Glut1 DS in October 2014. Release

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