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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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聽completion of the CB 2679d/ISU304 toxicology studies. Their press release can be read in full聽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.

Novo Nordisk Announces New Data on Psychosocial Impact of People Living with Hemophilia B

July 26, 2016

Note: The below is an edited version of a press release by Novo Nordisk. The original release can be read in it’s entirety聽here.聽 Novo Nordisk today announced the first results from the Bridging Hemophilia B Experiences, Results and Opportunities into Solutions (B-HERO-S) study, which found that many adults and children living with even mild or […]

Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer Announce Receipt of FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SPK-9001 for the Treatment of Hemophilia B

July 21, 2016

Note: The below is an edited version of a press release by Spark Therapeutics.聽The original release can be read in it’s entirety聽here. Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer Inc. announced today that the聽U.S. Food and Drug Administration聽(FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy designation to聽SPK-9001,聽the lead investigational candidate in the companies’聽SPK-FIX聽program, in development for the treatment of hemophilia B.聽SPK-9001,聽a […]

uniQure Announces Data from Phase I/II AMT-060 Clinical Trial

June 28, 2016

Note: The below is an edited version of a press release by UniQure.聽The original release can be read in it’s entirety聽here. On June 11, 2016,聽uniQure N.V. announced that additional data from its Phase I/II clinical trial of AMT-060 in hemophilia B patients were presented at the 21st聽Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Copenhagen, […]

Spark Therapeutics Announces Updated Data from Hemophilia B Trial

June 14, 2016

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

Trial for SubQ Hemophilia Inhibitor Treatment Begins

March 14, 2016

Note: The below is an edited press release from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The original release can be read in its entirety聽here.聽 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday, March 14, 2016, that it has initiated dosing of hemophilia patients with inhibitors in Part D of an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a once-monthly subcutaneous dose […]

FDA Approves First 14-Day Hemophilia B Treatment

March 5, 2016

Note: The following is an edited form of a press release from the FDA . The original form of the release can be read聽here. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday, March 4, Idelvion, Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Albumin Fusion Protein, for use in children and adults with Hemophilia B. Idelvion is the […]

HFA Observes February 29 As Rare Disease Day

February 23, 2016

The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) joins the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on February 29, and others around the world in observing Rare Disease Day. The purpose of this day is to focus attention on the needs of patients and families affected by rare diseases. In the U.S., any disease affecting fewer than […]

Dear Addy: Why Are Medical Alert IDs Important?

January 15, 2016

Dear Addy, Several parents that I鈥檝e met at the HTC have recommended I should get my daughter a medical ID bracelet. Why is this so important? Are there resources available to help me get her one? Signed Inquiring About IDs Dear Inquiring, For patients with serious medical conditions like a bleeding disorder, it鈥檚 important that […]

Dimension Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 1/2 Study For Hemophilia B Treatment

January 7, 2016

Note: The below is an edited press release from Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. The original release can be read here. Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. announced on January 7 the initiation of a phase 1/2 study of DTX101, the company鈥檚 lead therapeutic candidate, for the treatment of patients with hemophilia B. DTX101 is designed to deliver stable expression […]

uniQure Announces Preliminary Results from Hemophilia B Gene Therapy Trial

January 7, 2016

Note: the following is the 聽edited form of a 聽press releaseoriginally published by uniQure. The full release can be read here.聽 On Thursday, January 7, 2016, uniQure N.V. announced preliminary topline results from the low-dose cohort of an ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial being conducted in adult hemophilia B patients treated with uniQure鈥檚 novel AAV5/FIX […]

Phase I Study Results for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Hemophilia Treatment

December 8, 2015

Note: The following is an edited press release from Alnylam. The original release can be read in its entirety here. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on December 7, 2015 positive results from its ongoing Phase 1 clinical study with fitusiran (fi-TOO-si-ran), the recommended International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for ALN-AT3. Fitusiran is an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting […]

New Data Released on Long-Acting Hemophilia B Treatment

December 8, 2015

Note: The following is the edited version of a press release issued by CSL Behring. The original release can be found here. On December 7, 2015, CSL Behring聽presented data from its Phase III PROLONG-9FP clinical program evaluating the efficacy and long-term safety of its investigational long-acting fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant […]

Pain and Mobility Are Major Problems for Patients with Hemophilia

December 8, 2015

Note: The following originally appeared on MDMagazine.com. New research further supports the understanding that patients with hemophilia suffer from pain and mobility issues, and it went on to uncover which joints are most greatly affected by the condition. Christine Kempton, MD, MSc, from Emory University in Georgia, and colleagues used multiple strategies to find how […]

Dear Addy: Inhibitors

November 23, 2015

Dear Addy, I’m taking my son in for his annual visit, and I saw that MASAC issued a statement about inhibitors. Should I have him checked for one? Signed, Learning All I Can Dear Learning, Inhibitors are antibodies that the immune system develops in response to a clotting factor product used to treat a person […]

Dear Addy: Biosimilars

November 9, 2015

Dear Addy, I keep hearing about biosimilars. What are they, and how do they differ from generic drugs? Sincerely, Curious About Products Hi Curious, Thanks for your question. A biosimilar is a pharmaceutical drug that is made to have similar active properties as a biological drug that has already been licensed. Biologics are really important […]

New Study Open To Hemophilia B Community

September 24, 2015

Novo Nordisk, along with the Coalition for Hemophilia B, Hemophilia Federation of America, and National Hemophilia Foundation have announced the B-HERO-S (Bridging Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities into Solutions) study open to all patients with hemophilia B and the caregivers of children with hemophilia B. About the Study Building on the success of the original […]

FDA Approves Fast Track Designation for New Hemophilia B Treatment

September 18, 2015

Note: This is an edited form of a press release from Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. To read the original release in its entirety,聽click here. Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. announced on Thursday, September 17 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the company鈥檚 lead product candidate, DTX101, for the treatment of […]

New Data Supports Safety & Efficacy Claims of ALPROLIX

August 17, 2015

Note: This is an edited form of a press release from Biogen. To read the original release in its entirety, click here.聽 New clinical data support the long-term safety and efficacy of ALPROLIX庐 [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein] in people with severe hemophilia B treated for up to two years, Biogen announced on […]

FDA Approves New Hemophilia B Treatment

April 30, 2015

  Note: This is an edited version of a Emergent BioSolutions Inc.聽press release. To read the full release,聽click here. Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced on Thursday, April 29 the聽U.S. Food and Drug Administration聽(FDA) has approved IXINITY庐, an intravenous recombinant human coagulation factor IX therapeutic for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and for perioperative management […]

CSL Behring Renews Pledge to World Federation of Hemophilia

April 15, 2015

  In recognition of World Hemophilia Day April 17, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and CSL Behring announced today that CSL Behring has once again committed to donating bleeding disorder protein therapy international units (IUs) to the WFH Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) Program and other WFH programs, as well as making significant financial […]

Reuters: Britain’s Prime Minster Apologizes For Infected Blood In 70s, 80s

March 27, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron apologized on Wednesday, March 26, 2015 to thousands of people who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being treated for unrelated conditions with contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s. Survivors and relatives of people who died after being infected through blood therapies or transfusions have campaigned for […]

Baxter Sees Promising Results in Inhibitor Treatment Trial

March 13, 2015

Baxter International Inc. announced positive results from its Phase III clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of BAX 817, an investigational recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) treatment for people with Hemophilia A or B who develop inhibitors. The prospective, open-label, randomized, multicenter trial was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of BAX 817 in […]

New Gene Therapy For Hemophilia Shows Potential As Safe Treatment

March 12, 2015

Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with Hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common Hemophilia A. _______________________________ A multi-year, ongoing study suggests that a new kind of gene therapy for Hemophilia B could be safe and effective […]


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