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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.  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. Read the press release from Genentech in it’s entirety here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s 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. Read the press release from Octapharma USA in it’s 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 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. Read the press release from Spark Therapeutics in it’s entirety here. The company has disclosed preliminary initial data from the Phase 1/2 dose-escalation clinical trial for SPK-8011, 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. Read the press release from Spark Therapeutics in it’s entirety here. Spark Therapeutics recently announced that 10 participants in its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of 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. Read the press release from BioMarin in it’s 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 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. Read the press release from uniQure in it’s entirety here. uniQure N.V. has announced updated results from its ongoing, dose-ranging Phase I/II trial of AMT-060, its proprietary, investigational gene therapy 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 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. Read the press release from Alnylam in it’s entirety here. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme, 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. 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 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. Read the press release from Genentech in it’s entirety 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. Read the press release from Shire in it’s entirety here. Shire has announced 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 Therapeutics. Read the press release from Sigilon Therapeutics in it’s entirety here. Flagship Pioneering, a fully-integrated life science innovation enterprise, recently announced the launch of Sigilon Therapeutics Inc. Sigilon Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops category-defining biocompatible encapsulated cell therapies. Sigilon Therapeutics’ 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’s 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® (Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), GlycoPEGylated) for the treatment of adults and children with hemophilia B. Novo Nordisk expects to launch REBINYN® 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 announced it will 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 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 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 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on successful repeated hepatic gene delivery with their 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 Koāte

May 12, 2017

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

uniQure Receives EU PRIME Designation For Hemophilia B Product

May 2, 2017

 uniQure recently received the designation of a “priority medicine” from the European Union for a potential gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia B. From the press release: uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE), a leading gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, today announced that AMT-060, its proprietary, investigational gene therapy in patients with severe […]

Pharmaceutical Companies Recognize World Hemophilia Day

April 17, 2017

Today, on World Hemophilia Day, many pharmaceutical companies joined in the celebration by recognizing and supporting the hemophilia community. Linked below are statements from a wide group of companies on today’s celebration of World Hemophilia Day: Grifols Press Release Bioverativ Press Release Novo Nordisk on supporting women with bleeding disorders Shire Press Release CSL Behring […]

Novo Nordisk Recognizes World Hemophilia Day

April 17, 2017

Drug manufacturer, Novo Nordisk recognized World Hemophilia Day 2017 by celebrating the theme of the year; Hear Their Voices, by showing support for women with bleeding disorders. To learn more, read Novo Nordisk’s press release in it’s entirety. here.

Shire Recognizes World Hemophilia Day

April 17, 2017

Clotting factor manufacturer, Shire, is celebrating World Hemophilia Day in part by hosting an awareness rally in Chicago, Illinois. The rally is aimed mainly to educate the public on the dramatic estimate of a hemophilia bleeding episode occurring worldwide every 3-15 seconds. See more on their website. Read a full statement from Shire recognizing World Hemophilia […]

Grifols Donates 140 Million Units of Factor on World Hemophilia Day

April 17, 2017

As part of World Hemophilia Day celebrations, Grifols has announced a large donation of clotting factor to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Humanitarian Aid Program. This announcement is a continuation of the company’s three-year commitment from 2014, bringing the total humanitarian aid commitment to more than 200M IU of Factor VIII over eight years Read the […]

Catalyst Biosciences Completes New Hemophilia B Drug Toxicology Study

April 14, 2017

On April 11, Catalyst Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel medicines to address hematology indications, reached a key milestone towards starting human trials with completion of the CB 2679d/ISU304 toxicology studies. Their press release can be read in full here.

Aptevo’s Ixinity Found To Be Safe In Children Under 12 With Hemophilia B

April 14, 2017

Aptevo’s Ixinity, previously approved for use in people over the age of 12, just received approval for use in children under 12, per their ongoing phase 3 trial. Read the full press release here.

Spark Therapeutics Presents Updated Preliminary Data from Hemophilia B Phase 1/2 Trial

April 14, 2017

Spark Therapeutics issued a press release on updated preliminary data from 10 infused participants in the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of investigational SPK-9001 for hemophilia B. The data is being presented at Hemostastis & Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) this week. The press release can be read in full here.

Spark Therapeutics Announces Phase 1/2 Gene Therapy Trial for Hemophilia A

February 23, 2017

Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Spark Therapeutics. Read the press release from Spark Therapeutics in it’s entirety here. Spark Therapeutics has announced that its Phase 1/2 trial for the investigation of gene therapy for hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) has begun. This trial will initially be enrolling participants at the Children’s Hospital […]


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