Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
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, 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 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 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.
聽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聽in patients with severe […]
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 […]
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.聽here.
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聽Shire recognizing World Hemophilia […]
As part of聽World Hemophilia Day celebrations, Grifols has announced a large donation of clotting factor to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Humanitarian Aid Program.聽This announcement is a continuation of the company鈥檚 three-year commitment from 2014, bringing the total humanitarian aid commitment to more than 200M IU of Factor VIII over eight years Read the […]
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聽completion of the CB 2679d/ISU304 toxicology studies. Their press release can be read in full聽here.
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 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聽being presented at Hemostastis &聽Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) this week. The press release can be read in full here.
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聽here. Spark Therapeutics has announced that its Phase 1/2 trial for the investigation of gene therapy for hemophilia A (factor聽VIII deficiency) has begun. This trial will initially be enrolling participants at the Children鈥檚 Hospital […]
Note: The following is an edited version of a press release from Bioverativ.聽Read the press release from聽Bioverativ聽in it’s entirety聽here. Today, February 1, 2017, Bioverativ聽launched as an independent, global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for hemophilia and other rare blood disorders. Bioverativ is formed by a spin-off of Biogen鈥檚 […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from UniQure. Read the full press release in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. UniQure announced that AMT-060, 聽its proprietary, investigational gene therapy聽in patients with severe hemophilia B, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).聽 This designation is based on results from the […]
Note: The following is edited from a press release from Shire. Read the full press release in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Shire plc recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adynovate, an extended circulating half-life recombinant Factor VIII treatment for hemophilia A, in pediatric patients under 12 years of age. The FDA […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from Genentech. Read the full press release in it鈥檚 entirety聽here. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced that the primary endpoint has been met for the Phase III HAVEN 1 study evaluating emicizumab prophylaxis in people 12 years of age or older with hemophilia […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from UniQure. Read the full press release in it鈥檚 entirety here. UniQure announced new and updated results during the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting聽in relation to its ongoing, dose-ranging Phase I/II trial of AMT-060. AMT-060 is UniQure鈥檚 proprietary, investigational gene therapy聽for patients with severe […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from Sangamo Biosciences. Read the full press release in its entirety here. Sangamo Biosciences presented data during the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting regarding preclinical and manufacturing data of SB-525, its gene therapy program for hemophilia A. “We have developed an improved […]
______________________________________________________________________________ Note: The following is edited from a press release from Spark Therapeutics. Read the full press release in it鈥檚 entirety here.. Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer announced updated results from the Phase 1/2 study of SPK-9001, an investigational recombinant gene transfer product in hemophilia B, at the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, […]
聽 Note: The following is an excerpt from a press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding news from their recent presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. The original article can be read in its entirety here. ______________________________________________________________________________ Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. presented data from the phase 1 study of fitusiran at the […]
The following is excerpted from a press release from Octapharma USA. Read the press release in it’s entirety here.聽 Octapharma USA has announced that WILATE庐, von Willebrand Factor/Coagulation Factor VIII Complex (Human) Lyophilized Powder for Solution for Intravenous Injection will be utilized for two important clinical trials for hemophilia A launching in December. Octapharma USA […]
It has come to our attention that Helixate FS, a recombinant clotting factor product sold and distributed by CSL Behring, is being removed from prescription benefit programs for a limited number of聽patients using CVS/Caremark effective January 1, 2017. Patients currently using Helixate FS who have the “Advanced Control Formulary” plan with聽CVS/Caremark will have the […]
The following is a summary of a statement released by the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA).聽To read the PPTA statement in full, click聽HERE. On September 8, 2016, PPTA聽issued an updated聽news release聽regarding the Zika virus (ZIKV) and plasma protein therapies. In the release, PPTA notes that: ZIKV is in a family of (lipid-enveloped) viruses that is […]
The following is excerpted from a press release from PRNewswire. Read the press release in it’s entirety聽here. Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.聽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 […]
Baxalta, now part of Shire, has awarded scholarships to 63 students from 13 states, further adding to the list of recipients of its Education Advantage scholarship program. For the seventh consecutive year, Baxalta US Inc. is helping eligible students with a bleeding disorder offset the costs of higher education, advance their careers, and pursue their […]
The following is excerpted from a press release from Baxalta, now a part of Shire. Read the press release in it’s entirety here. Shire has announced that Vonvendi [von Willebrand factor (Recombinant)], indicated for the on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes in adults (age 18 and older) diagnosed with von Willebrand disease, is now […]
The following is an excerpt from FierceBiotech.com To read the article in full, click聽here. Biogen previously announced its plan to spin out its blood disorder products and candidates into a separate publicly traded company. The new company will be known as Bioverativ and is slated to launch in early 2017 and trade on the Nasdaq […]
The following is an excerpt from xconomy.com. To read the article in full, click here. On a conference call Tuesday, Shire聽CEO Flemming Ornskov said that the Dublin and Lexington, MA, company has discontinued development of BAX 335, an experimental gene therapy for hemophilia B.聽Prior to the merger of Baxalta and Shire, Baxalta had indicated plans […]
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