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Hemophiliacs Improve Quality of Life by Playing Sports, Study Says

Sports and physical activity can benefit people living with hemophilia, according to a recent study. Researchers in Germany and the United Kingdom investigated to find whether participating in sports can benefit adults with varying degrees of hemophilia severity. The report, “The impact of sport on health status,…

Companies Partner for Faster, Long-acting Hemophilia Treatment

Catalyst Biosciences, developers of protease therapeutics for serious hemostasis and anti-complement conditions, and CMC ICOS Biologics, Inc., which manufactures therapeutic proteins, have partnered for the manufacture of a next generation hemophelia drug. Catalyst is developing CB 813d, a longer-acting Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia A and B inhibitor patients. “We selected CMC Biologics…

National Hemophilia Foundation Offering a Symposium for Specialty Pharmacists at 2016 Meeting

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and Impact Education, LLC (IMPACT) have jointly announced the fourth annual National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting pre-conference symposium has been specifically designed for pharmacists — including specialty, home health, health plan, and managed Medicaid pharmacists — as well as for medical directors and other…

Gene Therapy Paper on Repair in Hemophilia B Reviewed

Researchers at the Center for Research in Transplantation and Immunology in France have reviewed a paper concerning certain strategies utilized to correct hemophilia B and the importance of gene delivery vehicles in successful therapies for treatment of the condition. The review paper, “Successful correction of hemophilia by CRISPR/Cas9…