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WFH & NHF Issue Joint Statement Regarding Two Deaths Reported in Orphan Disease Gene Therapy Clinical Trial

June 30, 2020

  The following is information from the World Federation of Hemophilia. A joint World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) statement* is issued on two deaths reported in orphan disease gene therapy clinical trial (*on behalf of the WFH Coagulation Product Safety, Supply, and Access Committee): We have become aware of two […]

uniQure Announces License Agreement with CSL Behring to Commercialize Hemophilia B Gene Therapy

June 25, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, announced that uniQure and CSL Behring have entered into a licensing agreement providing CSL Behring with exclusive global rights to etranacogene […]

Pfizer and Sangamo Announces Updated Phase Result

June 18, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Pfizer. Read the press release in its entirety here. Pfizer Inc. and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. announced updated follow-up data from the Phase 1/2 Alta study of giroctocogene fitelparvovec (SB-525, or PF-07055480), an investigational gene therapy for patients with severe hemophilia A. All five patients with […]

Spark and Roche Update on Hemophilia Gene Therapy Program

April 22, 2020

The following is an update on the Spark and Roche gene therapy program. “Together, Spark and Roche remain fully committed in our objective to meet the needs of the hemophilia community by developing gene therapies for hemophilia A that, with the lowest effective dose and optimal regimen to manage the immune system response, demonstrate safety, […]

How FDA is Putting the Patient Voice at the Forefront of Gene Therapy Clinical Trials for Hemophilia

February 12, 2020

By Najat Bouchkouj, M.D., Bindu George, M.D., and Karen Jackler, MPH A person with hemophilia can experience aspects of their disease that even the most qualified doctors and scientists can鈥檛 fully appreciate. This is why the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration is working to hear and understand the […]

Washington Wire: January 2020

January 31, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. HFA and NHF co-hosted a Safety Summit in Washington, D.C., over three days at the end of January. The summit was convened in recognition and response to community concerns arising from a series of drug safety reports in 2019. Those safety incidents rocked the hemophilia community 鈥 and […]

BioMarin Announces Gene Therapy Program Updates

January 23, 2020

The following is an announcement from BioMarin. BioMarin announced an update to the community regarding our ongoing gene therapy聽clinical trial program in hemophilia A. BioMarin鈥檚 investigational gene therapy for聽hemophilia A has not been approved for use; it is in ongoing clinical trials evaluating聽its safety and efficacy. Clinical Trial Overview BioMarin鈥檚 investigational gene therapy valoctocogene roxaparvovec […]

Sangamo and Pfizer Announce Updated Results in Gene Therapy Treatment

December 18, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Sangamo. Read the press release in its entirety here. Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., a genomic medicine company, and Pfizer Inc. announced updated follow-up results from the Phase 1/2 Alta study evaluating investigational SB-525 gene therapy in patients with severe hemophilia A. The data showed that SB-525 […]

uniQure Announces Follow-Up Data from Study in Patients with Hemophilia B

July 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure, a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, announced updated clinical data on the three patients treated in the company鈥檚 ongoing Phase IIb study of AMT-061, an investigational AAV5-based gene […]

Sangamo and Pfizer Announce Updated Results of Investigational Hemophilia A Gene Therapy

July 9, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Sangamo. Read the press release in its entirety here. Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., a genomic medicine company, and Pfizer Inc. announced updated results from the Phase 1/2 Alta study evaluating investigational SB-525 gene therapy for severe hemophilia A. The data showed that SB-525 was generally well-tolerated […]

uniQure Presents Updated Clinical Data on Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B

May 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the full press release here. uniQure聽announced updated clinical data in patients treated in the company鈥檚 ongoing Phase IIb study of AMT-061, an investigational AAV5-based gene therapy containing a patent-protected FIX-Padua variant, for the treatment of patients with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B. […]

uniQure Announces New Preclinical Data in Hemophilia A and Fabry Disease

May 2, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company, presented new preclinical data on its gene therapy candidates for the treatment of hemophilia A and for the treatment of Fabry disease during back-to-back oral presentations at the 22nd聽American Society […]

Spark Therapeutics Enters into Merger Agreement with Roche

February 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Spark Therapeutics. Read the press release in its entirety here. Spark Therapeutics , a fully integrated, commercial gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement for Roche to fully acquire Spark […]

Infusing Love: Thanks, But Not Now

January 2, 2019

HFA does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific products, treatments, or opinions. Please consult your physician before use of any treatments. We recently had Jackson鈥檚 six-month comprehensive visit at the hematologist. A comprehensive visit is an appointment in which many bleeding disorders specialists meet with […]

Washington Wire: December 2018

December 27, 2018

Featured Story: Federal court rules that the ACA is unconstitutional: Texas v. Azar On Friday, Dec. 14, we learned a federal judge had ruled in the case of Texas v. Azar聽that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional in its entirety. This news has alarmed many. HFA staff posted a number of updates to tell the […]

uniQure Announces Long-Term Clinical Data from Ongoing Phases and Confirms Dose for Hemophilia B Study

December 5, 2018

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, announced updated results聽from its ongoing Phase I/II trial of AMT-060, and provided an update on AMT-061, the company鈥檚 next-generation gene therapy聽candidate […]

Update on uniQure’s Hemophilia B Gene Therapy Program

November 28, 2018

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure announces the initial topline data from our Phase 2B dose-confirmation study of AMT-061, an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of patients with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B. All patients achieved and sustained therapeutic […]

uniQure Highlights Pipeline Expansion and Advancements in Technology at Research and Development Day

November 28, 2018

The following is a press release from uniQure. uniQure, a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, announced the expansion of its research pipeline with novel AAV gene therapy approaches to treating Hemophilia A, Fabry disease and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 at the Company鈥檚 Research & Development Day held this […]

HFA Research Seeks Input on Gene Therapy

July 18, 2018

The field of gene therapy is a hot topic of discussion. With multiple clinical trials ongoing, people with hemophilia are at the forefront of gene therapy research. Has anyone ever asked you about your thoughts and opinions about gene therapy? Here鈥檚 your chance to make them known! Hemophilia Federation of America Research is asking people […]

Breakthrough in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

January 31, 2018

The following is an excerpt from an article in Medical News Bulletin. Read the full article here. Researchers at Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer tested the safety and efficacy of a new hemophilia gene therapy vector for the treatment of hemophilia B. The body鈥檚 ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels depends heavily upon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

uniQure Receives EU PRIME Designation For Hemophilia B Product

May 2, 2017

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 […]


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