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

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 treatment of hemophilia A.  The IND filing for SHP654 was based on the results of pre-clinical and phase 1 studies demonstrating the potential utility of this candidate, based on information that will be presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 26th Biennial Congress in Berlin, Germany, from July 8 – 13, 2017.

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