Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

FDA lifts hold on deucrictibant as preventive treatment for HAE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its clinical hold on deucrictibant as a prophylactic, or preventive, treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. Deucrictibant developer Pharvaris said it will resume clinical testing of the therapy in HAE, including restarting the open-label extension part of the…

Otsuka gets European rights to Ionis’ treatment for HAE in deal

With Phase 3 clinical trial results on Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ donidalorsen for hereditary angioedema (HAE) due by mid-year, the company has struck a deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical for the  commercialization of the preventive treatment in Europe. “We are excited to collaborate with Otsuka given their proven results in bringing…

Top 10 angioedema stories of 2023

Throughout 2023, we at Angioedema News have been bringing you coverage of the latest news related to angioedema, from basic research to clinical trials and advances in treatment. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most-read articles we’ve published this past year. We look forward to…

Garadacimab up for approval as HAE therapy in US, Europe

The monthly under-the-skin injection therapy garadacimab will be considered for approval for treating hereditary angioedema (HAE) in both the U.S. and the European Union. Developer CSL Behring announced that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have agreed to review applications of the therapy…

Deucrictibant reduces rate of HAE swelling attacks in Phase 2 trial

Prophylactic, or preventive, treatment with deucrictibant significantly reduced the rate of swelling attacks among adults with hereditary angioedema (HAE) in a Phase 2 clinical trial. “These study results, together with the compelling data from our on-demand program, further strengthens our confidence that deucrictibant can become the preferred option…

NTLA-2002 earns orphan drug designation in Europe

The European Commission (EC) has granted orphan drug designation to NTLA-2002, an investigational gene-editing therapy that Intellia Therapeutics is developing for hereditary angioedema (HAE). The designation is given to therapies with the potential to improve medical care for people with serious conditions that affect up to five of…