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FDA Lifts Clinical Hold on Fitusiran

December 15, 2017

Note: The following is edited from a press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Read the full press release in its entirety here. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., a RNAi therapeutics company, and聽Sanofi聽Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of聽Sanofi, announced Dec. 15, 2017, the聽U.S. Food and Drug Administration聽(FDA) has lifted the hold on clinical studies with fitusiran, including […]

Genentech Presents New Data on Hemlibra at ASH 2017

December 15, 2017

Note: The following is edited from a press release from Genentech. Read the full press release in its entirety here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced on Dec. 9, 2017, new data from the ongoing HEMLIBRA庐聽(emicizumab-kxwh) clinical development program were presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. These data […]

Shire Files Preliminary Injunction Against Genentech/Roche

December 14, 2017

Note:聽The following is edited from a press release from Shire. Read the full press release in its entirety here. On December 14, 2017, Shire filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Roche subsidiaries Genentech Inc. and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., as part of an聽ongoing U.S. patent infringement lawsuit surrounding Genentech/Roche’s emicizumab, currently being marketed as […]

Genentech Announces Interim Result from Phase III HAVEN 4 Study

December 8, 2017

Note: The following is an edited excerpt from a press release from Genentech. To read the press release in it鈥檚 entirety, click HERE. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today positive interim results from the Phase III HAVEN 4 study evaluating HEMLIBRA庐 (emicizumab-kxwh) prophylaxis dosed once every four weeks in adults and adolescents […]

Genentech Releases Phase III HAVEN 3 Results

November 20, 2017

The following is an edited excerpt from a press release from Genentech. To read the press release in full, click here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced positive results from the Phase III HAVEN 3 study evaluating Hemlibra聽(emicizumab-kxwh) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 years or older) with hemophilia A without inhibitors to […]

FDA Approves Genentech’s HEMLIBRA, (Emicizumab-KXWH) for Hemophilia A with Inhibitors

November 16, 2017

Note: The following is an edited excerpt from a press release from Genentech. To read the press release in it’s entirety, click HERE. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved HEMLIBRA庐聽(emicizumab-kxwh) for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes […]

Alnylam Announces Successful Outcome Following FDA Meeting to Discuss Fitusiran Program

November 9, 2017

The following is an edited version of a press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. To read the press in full, click here. Alnylam completed a successful meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reaching alignment on safety measures and a risk mitigation strategy for clinical studies with fitusiran.聽 These measures include protocol-specified guidelines along […]

uniQure Announces Hemophilia B Gene Therapy Program To Enter Pivotal Study

October 19, 2017

Note: The followed is excerpted from a press release from uniQure.聽Read uniQure’s full press release HERE.聽 uniQure announced today聽plans to advance their development program for hemophilia B gene therapy into a pivotal study using an enhanced version of their聽product candidate called AMT-061. AMT-061 is identical to AMT-060 in every way apart from a change from […]

Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall of Kogenate FS

October 18, 2017

Note: The following is the full text of an email communication received by HFA from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Bayer in consultation with the FDA has voluntarily recalled approximately 300 vials (part of one lot) of Kogenate庐 FS, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) in the U.S. as聽an excipient, used to stabilize the product during manufacturing, may not conform […]

Bioverativ Enters Joint Project With UK-Based Bicycle Therapeutics

September 19, 2017

  Bioverativ and a UK-based biotech company called Bicycle Therapeutics will work together to try to identify new therapies for hemophilia and also sickle cell disease.聽 The research will focus on using a new approach – called Bicycles – which the companies hope will lead to a new way to treat the blood disorders. Read […]

Alnylam Suspends Fitusiran Dosing due to Thrombotic Event

September 7, 2017

The following is an edited version of a press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. To read the press in full, click here. Alnylam recently became aware of a fatal serious adverse event (SAE) that occurred in a patient with hemophilia A who was receiving fitusiran in the Phase 2 OLE study. As a result, the Company […]

FDA Grants Priority Review to Genentech’s Emicizumab for Hemophilia A with Inhibitors

August 24, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Genentech.聽Read the press release from Genentech聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company鈥檚 Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted Priority Review for emicizumab prophylaxis (preventative) as […]

Octapharma USA Announces FDA Approval of NUWIQ New Product Strengths

August 23, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Octapharma USA.聽Read the press release from Octapharma USA聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. Octapharma USA today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new product strengths for NUWIQ. The agency approved new single dose NUWIQ聽vial strengths of 2500, 3000 and 4000 International […]

Spark Therapeutics Releases Preliminary Data for SPK-8011

August 9, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Spark Therapeutics.聽Read the press release from Spark Therapeutics聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. The company has disclosed preliminary initial data from the Phase 1/2 dose-escalation clinical trial for SPK-8011,聽a novel bio-engineered adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector utilizing the Spark200 capsid and containing a codon-optimized human factor […]

Spark Therapeutics Presents Updated Interim Hemophilia B Data Supporting Consistent & Sustained Response at ISTH 2017

July 11, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Spark Therapeutics.聽Read the press release from Spark Therapeutics聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. Spark Therapeutics recently announced that 10 participants in its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of聽SPK-9001 for hemophilia B, as of the June 5, 2017 data cut off, had their AIR reduced approximately […]

BioMarin’s Investigational Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A Maintains Average Factor VIII Levels within Normal Range for over One Year

July 11, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from BioMarin.聽Read the press release from BioMarin聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced an update to its previously reported interim results of an open-label Phase 1/2 study of BMN 270, an investigational gene therapy treatment for severe hemophilia A. The updated results were聽presented […]

uniQure Announces Updated, Long-Term Clinical Data from Ongoing Phase I/II Trial of AMT-060 In Patients with Severe Hemophilia B

July 11, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from uniQure.聽Read the press release from uniQure聽in it鈥檚 entirety here. uniQure N.V.聽has聽announced updated results聽from its ongoing, dose-ranging Phase I/II trial of AMT-060, its proprietary, investigational gene therapy聽in patients with severe hemophilia B. The data includes up to 18 months of follow-up from the low-dose […]

Bioverativ Files Complaints Against CSL Behring’s Idelvion

July 10, 2017

Note: This story has been sourced from the website, www.thepharmaletter.com聽and The Australian Business Review. On Friday, July 7, 2017, Bioverativ filed complaints in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging that Idelvion, a novel factor IX albumin fusion protein developed by CSL Behring, infringes upon […]

Alnylam & Sanofi Genzyme Report Positive Results from Ongoing Phase 2 Study with Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Fitusiran in Patients with Hemophilia A and B With or Without Inhibitors

July 10, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Alnylam.聽Read the press release from Alnylam聽in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme,聽announced today new positive results from the ongoing Phase 2 open-label extension study with fitusiran in patients with hemophilia A and B, with or without inhibitors.聽These results were presented today […]

Shire Gets Injunction Against Roche Over Emicizumab

July 10, 2017

Note: The following is an excerpt from a Reuters news article. Read the article in full here. Pharmaceutical group Shire said on Sunday it had obtained a preliminary injunction in a Hamburg court against rival Roche聽over its hemophilia drug emicizumab, alleging incomplete and misleading statements surrounding the treatment. Roche said in an emailed statement it […]

Genentech Announces Positive Phase III Results for Emicizumab at ISTH 2017

July 10, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Genentech.聽Read the press release from Genentech聽in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that data from HAVEN 1, a Phase III study evaluating once-weekly subcutaneous emicizumab prophylaxis (preventative) in adults and adolescents with hemophilia A with inhibitors, were published […]

Shire Submits Investigational New Drug Application to FDA for Gene Therapy candidate SHP654 for treatment of Hemophilia A

July 7, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Shire.聽Read the press release from Shire聽in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Shire has announced聽the submission of an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SHP654, also designated as BAX 888, an investigational factor VIII (FVIII) gene therapy for the […]

New Biopharmaceutical Company, Sigilon Therapeutics, Launches

July 7, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Sigilon聽Therapeutics.聽Read the press release from Sigilon聽Therapeutics聽in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Flagship Pioneering, a fully-integrated life science innovation聽enterprise, recently聽announced the launch of Sigilon Therapeutics Inc. Sigilon Therapeutics is a聽biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops category-defining biocompatible encapsulated聽cell therapies. Sigilon Therapeutics鈥 discovery platform combines cell engineering and […]

Genentech Announces Results in Emicizumab Phase III Studies (HAVEN 1 And HAVEN 2) in Hemophilia A With Inhibitors

June 26, 2017

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced today positive data from the primary analysis of the Phase III HAVEN 1 study in adults and adolescents and interim analysis of the Phase III HAVEN 2 study in children evaluating once-weekly subcutaneous emicizumab prophylaxis (preventative) for the treatment of hemophilia A with inhibitors to factor VIII. […]

FDA Accepts Bioverativ’s Application for Investigational Hemophilia A Drug

June 12, 2017

Bioverativ announced on June 12, 2017 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company鈥檚 Investigational New Drug (IND) application for BIVV001 (also known as rFVIIIFc-VWF-XTEN), a novel, investigational factor VIII therapy designed to potentially extend protection from bleeds with prophylaxis dosing of once weekly or longer for people with hemophilia A. […]

FDA Approves New Novo Nordisk Treatment for Patients with Hemophilia B

June 1, 2017

  Novo Nordisk recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Biologics License Application for REBINYN庐 (Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), GlycoPEGylated) for the treatment of adults and children with hemophilia B.聽Novo Nordisk expects to launch REBINYN庐 in the U.S. in the first half of 2018. For more info on REBINYN, […]

Dimension Therapeutics Discontinues DTX101, a Investigational Gene Therapy Product

May 12, 2017

Dimension Therapeutics聽announced it will聽discontinue the development of DTX101, an investigational AAVrh10-based gene therapy product in development for the treatment of moderate/severe-to-severe hemophilia B. The decision followed the review of the emerging DTX101 Phase 1/2 clinical study data, including the data as of the beginning of聽May 2017, and the observation that the data would not meet […]

Sangamo Therapeutics And Pfizer Announce Collaboration For Hemophilia A Gene Therapy

May 12, 2017

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. recently聽announced an exclusive, global collaboration and license agreement for the development and commercialization of gene therapy programs for Hemophilia A, including SB-525, one of Sangamo’s four lead product candidates, which Sangamo expects will enter the clinic this quarter. Click here to read the full press release from Sangamo Therapeutics.

uniQure Announces Successful Gene Therapy Delivery in Animal Model

May 12, 2017

uniQure recently presented data at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 20th聽Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.聽on successful repeated hepatic gene delivery with their聽AAV5 vector following a proprietary immunoadsorption procedure in non-human primates (NHPs). The results described successful sequential transduction with the two reporter transgenes and highlighted the progress made in readministration protocols […]

Kedrion Announces Return to Normal Supply Levels of Ko膩te

May 12, 2017

Kedrion Biopharma announced a return to normal supply levels of Ko膩te in the 1000 vial size and a series of large-scale improvements to their聽overall聽operations following a temporary period of limited availability of product. Click here to read the full contents of聽letter provided by Kedrion Biopharma regarding this matter.  


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