Update #3: SIPPET Study Released

On May 26 2016, the New England Journal Of Medicine (NEJM) published the results of the Survey of Inhibitors in Plasma Products Exposed Toddler (SIPPET) study. Investigators found that in a randomized study, when previously-untreated patients (PUPs) were treated with recombinant factor VIII, there was an 87% higher incidence of inhibitor development than when treated with plasma-derived factor VIII. […]

Spark Therapeutics Announces Updated Data from Hemophilia B Trial

Note: The below is an edited version of a press release by Spark Therapeutics. The original release can be read in it’s entirety here. PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2016 - Spark Therapeutics announced today updated results of the first cohort from the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of SPK-9001, the lead investigational candidate in its SPK-FIX program, which is being studied for the […]

Gene Editing Removes HIV From Human T-Cells

Note: Scientific Reports released an article outlining the results of a study by researchers at Temple University offers promising new advancements toward a cure for HIV.  Using specialized gene-editing,  researchers were able to effectively and safely eliminate HIV-1 from the DNA of human T-cells. This study is especially promising in that there appear to be very little to no side […]