Switzerland-based Noema Pharma raised $59 million in a Series A financing round that will support the development of four clinical-stage assets the company licensed from Roche for the treatment of orphan neurological diseases with severe unmet needs.

GW Pharmaceuticals’ marijuana-based treatment Epidyolex won a positive recommendation for marketing approval from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for use as an additional treatment for two types of seizures.

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc said the company’s drug Epidiolex was successful in treating seizures in patients with a rare form of childhood epilepsy called tuberous sclerosis complex during a late-stage trial.

Novartis broadened the indications for its Votubia drug with EU approval of its use to treat refractory partial-onset seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.