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Hemanext® Inc. Receives CE Mark Certification For Innovative Red Blood Cell (RBC) Processing & Storage System

Hemanext® Inc. Receives CE Mark Certification For Innovative Red Blood Cell (RBC) Processing & Storage System

Hemanext Inc. announced today it has received a CE Certificate of Conformity for the CE Mark for its Hemanext ONE Red Blood Cell (RBC) Processing and Storage System, allowing the…
TIF’s Public Statement on Current Developments in Gene Therapy SCD Clinical Trials and Thalassaemia Gene Therapy Zynteglo

TIF’s Public Statement on Current Developments in Gene Therapy SCD Clinical Trials and Thalassaemia Gene Therapy Zynteglo

The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) has been informed through official communication by both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and bluebird bio that the latter has placed Phase 1/2 and Phase…
The Lancet: Russian Coronavirus Sputnik V Vaccine Achieves Over 90% Efficacy

The Lancet: Russian Coronavirus Sputnik V Vaccine Achieves Over 90% Efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing Covid-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published yesterday in The Lancet international medical journal.…
EMA Accepts MAA For Oxbryta To Treat Haemolytic Anaemia In Sickle Cell Disease

EMA Accepts MAA For Oxbryta To Treat Haemolytic Anaemia In Sickle Cell Disease

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) marketing authorisation application (MAA) for Oxbryta® (voxelotor) for the treatment of haemolytic anaemia in sickle cell disease (SCD). According to the company,…
Clinical Trial Cleared for GPH101: The First Potentially Curative Sickle Cell Disease Therapy

Clinical Trial Cleared for GPH101: The First Potentially Curative Sickle Cell Disease Therapy

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an investigational new drug (IND) application for the experimental gene editing therapy GPH101 by Graphite Bio to initiate a Phase 1/2…
What’s New In Clinical Trials for Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease?

What’s New In Clinical Trials for Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease?

There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the scientific fields of thalassemia and sickle cell disease during the past few months, with many companies making remarkable progress in…
EU Approves Adakveo to Treat Vaso Occlusive Crises in Sickle Cell Disease Patients

EU Approves Adakveo to Treat Vaso Occlusive Crises in Sickle Cell Disease Patients

The European Commission has approved Novartis’ Adakveo (crizanlizumab) as a preventive treatment for recurrent Vaso-Occlusive Crises (VOCs) in patients, 16 and older, with sickle cell disease (SCD). This approval follows a recommendation for conditional approval issued in July…
EdiGene Application of CRISPR/Cas 9 Gene-editing Therapy ET-01 For β-Thalassaemia Has Been Accepted For Review

EdiGene Application of CRISPR/Cas 9 Gene-editing Therapy ET-01 For β-Thalassaemia Has Been Accepted For Review

Τhe Chinese biotechnology company EdiGene announced yesterday that the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has accepted for review the Company’s Investigational New Drug…
Roche and Atea Pharmaceuticals Link Up To Co-Develop Remdesivir Rival Drug For COVID-19

Roche and Atea Pharmaceuticals Link Up To Co-Develop Remdesivir Rival Drug For COVID-19

The two companies will jointly develop, manufacture and distribute AT-527, Atea’s investigational oral antiviral for the potential treatment of COVID-19. According to Roche, AT-527 blocks the viral RNA polymerase enzyme…
Imara Announces First Patient Dosed in Forte Phase 2b Clinical Trial of IMR-687 in β-Thalassaemia

Imara Announces First Patient Dosed in Forte Phase 2b Clinical Trial of IMR-687 in β-Thalassaemia

Imara Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat patients suffering from rare inherited genetic disorders of haemoglobin,  announced dosing of the first patient…
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