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IMR-687 Receives FDA Fast Track & Rare Pediatric Disease Designations for the Treatment of β-Τhalassaemia
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IMR-687 Receives FDA Fast Track & Rare Pediatric Disease Designations for the Treatment of β-Τhalassaemia

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 the U.S. Food and Drug…
Coronavirus Pandemic: How Close Are We to a Vaccine?
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Coronavirus Pandemic: How Close Are We to a Vaccine?

Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccines normally require years of testing…
”Blood Transfusion in Thalassaemia”: Save the Date for the Next TIF Webinar for Medical Specialists
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”Blood Transfusion in Thalassaemia”: Save the Date for the Next TIF Webinar for Medical Specialists

TIF´s brand new Webinar, entitled ”Blood Transfusion in Thalassaemia” and organised as part of the eThalED Course, will be held on Monday, 31 August 2020, 15:00-16:00 EEST / 13:00-14:00 BST.…
TIF Publishes its Annual Report for 2019
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TIF Publishes its Annual Report for 2019

This Annual Report showcases the Federation’s intensive efforts that took place in 2019 with the aim to ensure equal access to quality healthcare for every patient with thalassaemia and haemoglobin…
TIF.ACCESS: A Global TIF Initiative for the Promotion of the Availability & Accessibility of Innovative Therapies
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TIF.ACCESS: A Global TIF Initiative for the Promotion of the Availability & Accessibility of Innovative Therapies

The swift scientific progress made in the field of thalassaemia research has gained momentum with the market authorisations of both the Zynteglo Gene Therapy by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)…
Early-Stage Trial Data on Oxford University COVID-19 Vaccine to be Published July 20
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Early-Stage Trial Data on Oxford University COVID-19 Vaccine to be Published July 20

Early-stage human trial data on a vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be published on July 20, The Lancet medical journal announced yesterday. The potential vaccine is already…
COVID-19 and Thalassaemia: A Position Statement of the Thalassaemia International Federation
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COVID-19 and Thalassaemia: A Position Statement of the Thalassaemia International Federation

Many patients with haemoglobinopathies, including thalassaemia and sickle cell disease, are at increased risk of developing severe complications from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19). Although epidemiologic evidence concerning the novel…
TIF Postpones its International Conference on Thalassaemia to 2021
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TIF Postpones its International Conference on Thalassaemia to 2021

Being mindful of the COVID-19 situation and wanting to ensure participants’ safety, TIF has taken the decision to postpone its long-awaited ’15th International Conference on Thalassaemia & other Haemoglobinopathies‘ & the ’17th TIF…
Coronavirus Disease among Persons with Sickle Cell Disease
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Coronavirus Disease among Persons with Sickle Cell Disease

Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) are a particularly vulnerable group of patients, with a higher risk of severe complications due to COVID-19 infection than the general public. A recent…
TIF Position Statement on the Use of DEHP Plasticisers in Medical Devices
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TIF Position Statement on the Use of DEHP Plasticisers in Medical Devices

The safety concerns linked to the use of DEHP plasticizers, a manufactured chemical common in blood bags and PVC intravenous fluid sets, has been explored – and even questioned –…
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