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CLINUVEL’s lead compound, SCENESSE® (afamelanotide 16mg), a first-in-class drug targeting erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), has completed Phase II and III trials in the US and Europe.
In December 2014 the European Commission granted SCENESSE® marketing authorisation under exceptional circumstances for the prevention of phototoxicity in adult patients with EPP.
In October 2019, the US FDA granted CLINUVEL marketing approval for SCENESSE® (afamelanotide 16mg) to increase pain free light exposure in adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions from EPP.
Further trials of SCENESSE® are underway in the pigmentary disorder vitiligo.