Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to SerpinPC for Hemophilia B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to SerpinPC for treating hemophilia B. Orphan drug status is awarded to therapeutics intended to treat rare conditions, defined as those affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. The designation provides financial incentives to support clinical…

Cancer Therapies May Boost Risk of Acquired Hem A, Analysis Says

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used for cancer treatment may be associated with an increased likelihood of developing acquired hemophilia A, according to an analysis of an adverse events database. Although the small number of reports do not confirm that these therapies are causing the bleeding disorder, early identification and…

1st Gene Therapy for Hem B Granted Priority Review by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted — under priority review — a marketing application for EtranaDez (etranacogene dezaparvovec), an investigational gene therapy for adults with hemophilia B. The FDA grants priority review to investigational therapies designed to treat serious medical conditions. If approved, the treatment…

Arthritis Medicine Helps Prevent FVIII Inhibitors in Animal Study

Treatment with abatacept, a medication approved for rheumatoid arthritis, prevented the formation of inhibitors against hemophilia A replacement therapies in a rat model, a study demonstrates. These findings support the use of abatacept to prevent immune responses against human proteins in a preclinical setting, the researchers noted. The study,…