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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…

BioMatrix Announces Winners of Its 2021 Memorial Scholarship Program

BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy has announced this year’s winners of its memorial scholarship program, designed to help people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders pursue higher education. Six scholarships, each worth $1,000 and honoring people who made “unique” contributions to the bleeding disorder community during their life, are awarded…