Firdapse BioMarinLtd.



Von:                Adrian Quartel

Datum:           Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2010 12:22

An:        ;
                        Christian Look <>

Betreff:           Re: Zenas /Amifampridine


Dear Freya,


The Name Zenas will be changed to Firdapse.


Kind regards



----- Original Message -----

From: <freya-matthiessen- at ->

To: Adrian Quartel

Sent: Thu Feb 25 03:09:26 2010Subject: Zenas /Amifampridine


Dr. Adrian Quartel MD


            Director of Medical Affairs, EUMEA

            BioMarin Europe Ltd


25 Feb 2010/



Dear Sir,


all sides concerned with the Lambert-Eaton-Syndrome are certainly very

pleased about the marketing authorisation for Zenas (3,4-Diaminopyridine)..


I am wondering, though, about the product name "Zenas" for Amifampridine.

Would you agree that the association with the statin "Zenas", although

already taken off market in 2001, might lead to confusions? Especially when

labelling requirements seem restricted as it is often the case with

blistered tablets / strip packs.


Could you kindly explain why "Zenas" was chosen as product name for





Freya Matthiessen

PF 2229

D-37012 Göttingen