Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Cannabidiol for the Treatment of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

DEVON, PA — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYNE) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation for cannabidiol (CBD) for use in treating 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q).

22q is a rare midline condition featuring physical abnormalities and debilitating neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms including anxiety, withdrawn behavior, and social interaction problems.

“Zynerba is committed to developing Zygel™ CBD gel in certain rare and near-rare conditions, including 22q, for which there is an urgent need for new, innovative therapeutics,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba.

“We are pleased that the FDA shares our sense of urgency regarding the development of effective therapeutics in this important patient population. The receipt of this designation represents another important milestone for us, and we look forward to working closely with the FDA to develop Zygel in pediatric and adolescent patients with 22q as expeditiously as possible.”

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Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Devon, PA, is the leader in pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders.

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