Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

2-year Extension Study Launched of Sebetralstat for HAE Attacks

KalVista Pharmaceuticals has launched a two-year open-label extension (OLE) study, dubbed KONFIDENT-S, to test the long-term safety of oral sebetralstat (formerly known as KVD900) as an on-demand treatment for swelling attacks caused by hereditary angioedema (HAE). The study follows the ongoing Phase 3 KONFIDENT clinical trial, involving adults and…

Orladeyo Now Approved in Saudi Arabia to Prevent HAE Attacks

Regulatory authorities in Saudi Arabia have approved daily Orladeyo (berotralstat) to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in adult and adolescent patients, ages 12 and older. “There is a significant need for new treatment options for HAE in Saudi Arabia,” Charlie Gayer, chief commercial officer of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals,…

CSL Plasma Donates $125K to American Red Cross for Disaster Relief

CSL Plasma has donated $125,000 to the American Red Cross to support recovery and relief efforts following disasters in the U.S., including tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, residential fires, and floods. These disasters can affect areas where plasma donors live and where employees involved in the manufacturing of plasma-derived therapies…

KVD900 Rapidly Suppresses Kallikrein, Phase 1 Studies Show

KVD900, an investigational on-demand therapy for hereditary angioedema (HAE), rapidly and nearly completely suppressed kallikrein and was generally safe and well tolerated in healthy volunteers, according to Phase 1 studies. These findings, which have since been confirmed in a Phase 2 trial, supported the planned launch of…

Orladeyo Sustainably Lowers HAE Attack Rates, Trial Data Show

Orladeyo (berotralstat) reduced the frequency of swelling attacks in people with hereditary angioedema (HAE) and improved their quality of life over the course of one year, according to the latest findings from the long-term APeX-S trial. The approved oral medication also was able to sustainably lower HAE attack…