Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

New Formula of Recombinant Factor VIII in Kids with Severe Hemophilia A Is Effective, Trial Shows

A new, modified version of recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII), called rVIII-SingleChain, showed great efficacy and safety in treating bleeding events in children with severe hemophilia A. The study, “Safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of rVIII-SingleChain in children with severe hemophilia A: results of a multicenter clinical trial,” was published in…

New Strategy Improves Protein Drugs by Looking into Past

Scientists have improved protein drugs using an approach based on “ancestral sequence reconstruction,” or ASR. The newly established strategy promises to enhance the ability to engineer more efficient and durable proteins, as in the case of human factor VIII for hemophilia. The study “Enhancing the pharmaceutical properties of protein drugs by…