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“Global Perspectives” #1/2019 out now


Dear HAE friends, Welcome to the first 2019 issue of the HAEi magazine Global Perspectives. This time you will, among many other items, find information on: HAEi fulfills the General Assembly mandate HAEi now has a Chief Regional Patient Advocate 44 HAE pilgrims to walk the Camino HAEi brings hope to India Inspiring stories from HAEi [...]

On the way towards a once-daily oral HAE therapy


In its financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2018 the BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. President and CEO Jon Stonehouse said: “In a year with many transformative milestones for BioCryst, it has been exciting to see so much progress already in the first two months of the year. The strong Phase 2 clinical data from our [...]

Potentially ideal profile for oral on-demand treatment of HAE


In conjunction with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, CA. KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CEO Andrew Crockett said: “We are pleased to provide additional data on KVD900, showcasing a potentially ideal profile for oral on-demand treatment of HAE. Both formulations tested were rapidly and highly absorbed, driving a [...]

Results Confirm Rapid Onset of Action, Sustained Activity and Robust Dose Response


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reports additional topline data from the Phase 2 ZENITH-1 trial, including new data from the 250 mg and 500 mg dose cohorts. Data from the now complete trial confirm previously reported results showing a single dose of oral 750 mg BCX7353 was well-tolerated and superior to placebo (p<0.05) against the majority of [...]

Attune Advances Medication for Treatment of HAE


Attune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces the completion of a $23 million Series B financing with the proceeds to be used to advance a pipeline including the ongoing clinical development of ATN-249, a novel orally-administered plasma kallikrein inhibitor for the treatment of HAE. Andrew McDonald, Ph.D., CEO of Attune, said, “This financing brings together a syndicate of [...]

Serving an important role in the management of HAE


Following the presentation of two abstracts at the Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI) in Maui, Hawaii, USA, the Pharming Group N.V. COO Bruno Giannetti (MD, PhD) said: “This real-world evidence demonstrates that Ruconest continues to serve an important role in the management of HAE despite the availability of other therapeutic options.” The presentations are: [...]

Positive Phase 1 Results for Oral Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor


Attune Pharmaceuticals announces the positive results from the first in human studies evaluating ATN-249, a novel orally administered plasma kallikrein inhibitor for the treatment of HAE. The data were presented by Ira Kalfus, M.D., chief medical officer of Attune, as a poster presentation at the Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI) 2019 Annual [...]

Takeda Completes Acquisition of Shire


Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has completed its acquisition of Shire plc, becoming a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan. Takeda now has an attractive, expanded geographic footprint and leading position in Japan and the U.S., bringing its highly-innovative medicines to approximately 80 countries/regions with dedicated employees worldwide. Takeda’s R&D efforts are focused on [...]

KalVista Development Update and 2019 Clinical Plans


“In December we filed with regulatory authorities to begin our Phase 2 study of KVD900 as a potential oral acute treatment for HAE. This enlarged study is expected to provide data in late 2019. We continue to be excited by the potential for KVD900 to provide a safe, oral on-demand option for HAE patients to [...]

“Global Perspectives” #4/2018 out now


Dear HAE friends, With this fourth and final issue of the HAEi magazine Global Perspectives, we send you our sincerest best wishes for a festive holiday season and a healthy 2019. In this issue of our magazine you will, among many other items, find information on: HAEi South Eastern Europe Workshop 2018 HAEi Central Eastern Europe Conference and Workshop [...]