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New Model Might Improve Hemophilia Factor VIII Treatment After Surgery

Researchers have created a model for how factor VIII replacement concentrates behave in the body of hemophilia A patients undergoing surgery, which could allow doctors to calculate more accurate and individualized doses for factor replacement treatment. The study “A Population Pharmacokinetic Model For Perioperative Dosing Of Factor VIII In Hemophilia A…

FDA Approves Easier Preparation System for Hemophilia A Patients on Adynovate Therapy

Shire recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Baxject III reconstitution system for Adynovate, an approved treatment for Hemophilia A. This system will allow patients and caregivers to prepare the therapy with fewer steps, minimizing the chances for possible errors. Adynovate is a recombinant Factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment with…

FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for Hemophilia B Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to biotech Spark Therapeutics and pharmacology giant Pfizer for the hemophilia B treatment SPK-9001. The designation allows expedited development and FDA review of the gene therapy currently undergoing a Phase 1/2 trial as a potential one-time therapy. The trial is recruiting…

Biogen and Sobi to Present Long-term Data on Hemophilia A and B Therapies at WFH 2016

Biogen and Sobi  announced that they will be presenting updated and long-term data on two approved hemophilia treatments, Eloctate  (marketed as Elocta in Europe) for hemophilia A, and Alprolix for hemophilia B, at the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH)’s 2016 World Congress next week. Specifically, data from separate Phase 3 extension studies evaluating each treatment’s safety and…