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Note: The following is an excerpt from an article by Rare Disease Report. Read the full article in its entirety here.


On Jan. 4, Catalyst Biosciences announced the initiation and open enrollment of the Phase 2 part of its Phase 2/3 program of marzeptacog alfa (activated) (MarzAA), a highly potent, subcutaneously administered Factor VIIa therapy in development for the treatment of hemophilia A and B with inhibitors.

“For individuals with hemophilia B with inhibitors there are no approved subcutaneous therapies, and a recently approved subcutaneous treatment for hemophilia A with inhibitors has safety concerns,” said Nassim Usman, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Catalyst in a press release. “With the initiation of this Phase 2 MarzAA trial, Catalyst is now conducting two clinical studies with subcutaneous candidates for individuals with hemophilia, and we are one step closer to potentially providing safe and convenient treatment options using high potency replacement coagulation factors to restore coagulation.”

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