PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA), (“Reata,” the “Company,” “our,” “us,” or “we”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted Fast Track Designation for omaveloxolone for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia.

“We are pleased to receive Fast Track Designation as it highlights the potential of omaveloxolone to address a significant unmet medical need for the treatment of patients with Friedreich’s ataxia, a severe and devastating disease,” said Warren Huff, Reata’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We remain committed to submitting our New Drug Application during the first quarter of 2022 and continue working with the FDA to secure regulatory approval as quickly as possible.”

The Fast Track program is designed to accelerate the development and review of products such as omaveloxolone, which are intended to treat serious diseases and for which there is an unmet medical need. Fast Track Designation enables more frequent communication with the FDA and eligibility for FDA programs such as priority review and rolling review, if relevant criteria are met.

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