Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Hemlibra Ably Treats Hemophilia A Patients Regardless of Inhibitor Status, Data from 2 Phase 3 Trials Show

Data from ongoing Phase 3 clinical trials show that Genentech’s Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) prophylaxis — or preventive treatment — greatly outperforms current standard-of-care therapies, leading to significant reductions in the number of bleeds in hemophilia A patients regardless of inhibitor status. Promising results from these pivotal studies may lead…

Valoctocogene Roxaparvovec Study Doses 1st Hemophilia Patient with Pre-existing AAV5 Antibodies

A Phase 1/2 trial (NCT03520712) testing BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s investigational gene therapy valoctocogene roxaparvovec in severe hemophilia A patients with pre-existing AAV5 antibodies has dosed its first participant. “Administration of valoctocogene roxaparvovec to this first patient seropositive for the AAV5 capsid is an important next step in our plan…

Fitusiran Clinical Development Among 2018 Corporate Goals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Says

Among its corporate goals for 2018 announced recently, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said it will continue to clinically develop the investigational RNA therapy fitusiran to treat hemophilia. Fitusiran, also known as ALN-AT3SC, is an RNAi therapeutic agent that targets a protein called antithrombin — which inhibits blood clotting — while increasing production of the…

Clinical Trial Testing CB 2679d in Hemophilia B Patients is Shortened

Catalyst Biosciences has amended the protocol of its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial investigating the highly potent recombinant human factor IX variant CB 2679d in previously treated hemophilia B patients. The amendment has shortened the study’s duration, which is a dose-escalation study to investigate the safety and drug and organism responses (pharmacokinetics…

FDA Lifts Clinical Hold on Investigational Therapy Fitusiran

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the hold on clinical studies with fitusiran, an investigational therapy for hemophilia, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced. “We are pleased with the FDA’s decision to lift the clinical hold, as fitusiran holds the potential to help improve the lives of people…