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November is PH awareness month

15. 11. 2021

BESREMi® (Ropeginterferon alfa-2b) approved by the US FDA

15. 11. 2021

New Approaches for Fostering Rare Disease Research

18. 10. 2021

Can European Solutions Allow Equal Access to Rare Disease Drugs in All European Countries?

6. 10. 2021

Austrian AOP Orphan to Tap into U.S. Market with Partner Eagle Pharmaceuticals

28. 9. 2021

AOP Orphan Announces Leadership Changes to Advance Long Term Strategic Direction

27. 8. 2021


MPN Breakfast 2021

At AOP Orphan, we have been contributing to research on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) for many years.  On September 9th – the 9th Annual MPN Awareness Day – we especially want to help raising awareness of MPNs, since we believe that informing, connecting and advocating for those who are affected and involved is crucial for the well-being of patients.

Rare disease pioneer AOP Orphan takes over two health care companies strengthening its position in Europe as well as Austria as a research- and business hub.

"From the beginning, it was our priority to preserve all existing jobs and we have done just that. By developing innovative therapies and a broader territorial presence, we are convinced that we will continue to generate significant growth!"

Polycythaemia Vera

“I wanted to experience the joy of living and have positive thoughts again. I found various means of helping myself and would like to share this experience with other people.”

Narcolepsy Awareness Day, Sep 22, 2020

Narcolepsy is a rare lifelong neurological disorder that affects the natural cycles of sleeping and waking. It is characterized by excessive sleepiness during the day. This rare disease affects 2–5 out of every 10,000 people. No cure of the disease is currently possible. Therefore the treatment concentrates on relieving the symptoms as far as possible.

Huntington’s Disease Awareness May, 2020

"If you get diagnosed do not hide your head in the sand. Stay open, positive and keep up the hope for a cure. It is important to go on with regular life as long as possible, for example to continue working, meeting friends and family, having hobbies! Such non-medical treatments as regular exercising, physiotherapy, logotherapy and massage etc also have a positive impact!"

PH Awareness Day May 5, 2020

Univ. Prof. Irene Lang, MD

"The time taken to establish the correct diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is on average about 14 months. However, the disease process starts much earlier - at a time when nobody has any idea about pulmonary hypertension. I know of one case that took 30 years to turn into a manifested disease!"

MPN Awareness Day on Sep 12, 2019

Prof. Dr. Martin Griesshammer Director, Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology and Palliative Medicine, Mühlenkreis clinics

"MPNs is a chronic haematological disease group caused by a stem-cell disorder."

Photos and Infographs

  • Infograph: Integrated care for rare diseases
    Bridging the gap to improve the lives of 30 million people in Europe.
    Infograph: Juggling care and daily life
    The balancing act of the rare disease community.
    Rare diseases seriously impact everyday life.

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