Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
The following is excerpted from a press release from PRNewswire. Read the press release in it’s entirety here. Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. announced earlier this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to SB-FIX, the company’s zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated genome editing product candidate for the treatment of hemophilia B. Sangamo […]
Note: The below is an edited version of a press release by UniQure. The original release can be read in it’s entirety here. On June 11, 2016, uniQure N.V. announced that additional data from its Phase I/II clinical trial of AMT-060 in hemophilia B patients were presented at the 21st Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Copenhagen, […]
Note: The below is an edited press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The original release can be read in its entirety here. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday, March 14, 2016, that it has initiated dosing of hemophilia patients with inhibitors in Part D of an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a once-monthly subcutaneous dose […]
Dear Addy, Several parents that I’ve met at the HTC have recommended I should get my daughter a medical ID bracelet. Why is this so important? Are there resources available to help me get her one? Signed Inquiring About IDs Dear Inquiring, For patients with serious medical conditions like a bleeding disorder, it’s important that […]
Note: The below is an edited press release from Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. The original release can be read here. Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. announced on January 7 the initiation of a phase 1/2 study of DTX101, the company’s lead therapeutic candidate, for the treatment of patients with hemophilia B. DTX101 is designed to deliver stable expression […]
Dear Addy, I keep hearing about biosimilars. What are they, and how do they differ from generic drugs? Sincerely, Curious About Products Hi Curious, Thanks for your question. A biosimilar is a pharmaceutical drug that is made to have similar active properties as a biological drug that has already been licensed. Biologics are really important […]
Note: This is an edited form of a press release from Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. To read the original release in its entirety, click here. Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. announced on Thursday, September 17 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the company’s lead product candidate, DTX101, for the treatment of […]
Note: This is an edited form of a press release from Biogen. To read the original release in its entirety, click here. New clinical data support the long-term safety and efficacy of ALPROLIX® [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] in people with severe hemophilia B treated for up to two years, Biogen announced on […]
Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with Hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common Hemophilia A. _______________________________ A multi-year, ongoing study suggests that a new kind of gene therapy for Hemophilia B could be safe and effective […]
This is an edited version of a press release from Biogen Idec. To read the full release, please click here. ____________________ Biogen Idec and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB announced positive top-line results of the Kids B-LONG Phase 3 clinical study that evaluated the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of ALPROLIX® [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] in children under […]
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