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2018 HAE Global Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria


Following the very successful HAE conferences in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012, Washington D.C., USA in 2014, and Madrid, Spain in 2016, HAEi is delighted to announce that the fourth HAE Global Conference will be held in Vienna, Austria in May 2018. Once again HAEi welcomes HAE patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and industry representatives to a [...]

Adverum Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results


Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. has reported the financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “Adverum is well positioned in the gene therapy space with a robust pipeline and a platform of industry-leading AAV vector technology, including novel vector development capabilities,” said Amber Salzman, Ph.D., president and CEO of Adverum Biotechnologies. “Our strong cash [...]

BioCryst Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced the financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. "We have completed enrollment in Part 1 and 2 of the APeX-1 Phase 2 clinical trial of BCX7353 for prevention of angioedema attacks and will report top-line data in the second quarter of 2017 as planned," said Jon P. [...]

Shire delivers strong Q1 2017 revenue growth


Shire plc has announced the unaudited results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Flemming Ornskov, Shire CEO, commented: "In the first quarter we delivered strong top-line growth. (...) Our priorities for the rest of 2017 remain unchanged: launching new products while driving commercial excellence, generating operational efficiencies, and advancing our pipeline of novel therapies. [...]

Raising awareness step by step on the Camino


30 people – most of them suffering from a rare and potentially fatal disease – will meet mid-May in northern Spain in order to walk part of the legendary Camino de Santiago together. The patients all suffer from Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and it is far from an everyday occurrence to walk the kind of mileage [...]

BioCryst Expands Development to Explore Treatment of Acute HAE Attacks


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. plans to explore a new oral liquid formulation of BCX7353 for the treatment of acute attacks in patients with HAE. The company has received initial regulatory approvals in Europe to initiate the ZENITH-1 exploratory clinical trial this summer. "To complement the attractive profile of our prophylactic treatment program, as evidenced by the [...]

Japan Approves Berinert for Short-Term Prophylaxis


As of 24 March 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved an extended use of Berinert from CSL Behring, a C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate, for pre-procedure prevention (short-term prophylaxis) of acute episodes of HAE . Berinert is now indicated for the treatment of acute episodes and for pre-procedure prevention (short-term prophylaxis) of acute [...]

Pivotal Phase III Data for CSL Behring’s Subcutaneous C1-Esterase Inhibitor


New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published results from the COMPACT study, a pivotal Phase III study evaluating the safety and efficacy of CSL830 (a novel, investigational, self-administered, subcutaneous C1-Esterase Inhibitor [C1-INH] Human replacement therapy) from CSL Behring. The study met its primary efficacy endpoint, significantly reducing the time-normalized number of HAE attacks. In [...]

Cooperation and networking among health care professionals worldwide


From 7 to 9 March 2017, CSL Behring in Bern, Switzerland hosted the First Intercontinental Immunoglobulin and Hereditary Angioedema Academy. The conference included presentations from 13 international immunodeficiency and HAE specialists, as well as a plant tour at CSL Behring AG. During the meeting, the approximately 90 immunologists from all over the world enjoyed a [...]

Cinryze first HAE treatment approved for routine prevention in paediatrics


The European Commission has approved a label extension granting three new indications for Cinryze (C1 inhibitor [human]) from Shire plc, broadening its use to children with HAE. Cinryze is now indicated for routine prevention of angioedema attacks in children (ages 6 years and above) with severe and recurrent attacks of HAE who are intolerant to [...]