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Cerecor's COVID-19 Drug Gets FDA Fast Track Designation

05/11/2021 04:09

07:53 AM EDT, 05/11/2021 (MT Newswires) -- Cerecor (CERC) said Tuesday that its investigational COVID-19 drug CERC-002 has been given fast-track designation by the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA's fast track tag helps speed up development and review of drugs with the potential to treat serious or life-threatening conditions with an unmet medical need.

CERC-002 is eligible for both rolling submission and priority review under the fast track status, Cerecor said.

The company said CERC-002 is an anti-LIGHT, or tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 14, antibody licensed from Kyowa Kirin and being developed to treat Crohn's disease in children and respiratory disease caused by cytokine storm induced COVID-19.

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