Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

EMA Speeds Approval Process for Hemophilia B Gene Therapy

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved an accelerated assessment request for etranacogene dezaparvovec, an experimental gene therapy for hemophilia B. The decision means that, once an application is submitted seeking approval for marketing authorization of etranacogene dezaparvovec, it will be reviewed more quickly than normal — which…

Fitusiran Reduced Bleeding Regardless of Inhibitor Status

Monthly treatment with the investigational medication fitusiran can reduce bleeding in people with hemophilia A and B, with or without inhibitors, according to data from two Phase 3 clinical trials. “We are encouraged by the data from these initial Phase 3 studies demonstrating fitusiran’s potential as a new…

‘Reverse Vaccination’ May Help Prevent Immune Response

A newly designed platform based on the principle of “reverse vaccination” could be used to prevent the development of an immune response that blocks the effectiveness of treatments for hemophilia and other disorders. “For nearly a third of patients with hemophilia A … their own immune system is…