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Companies Join to Advance OTL-105, Potential Gene Therapy for HAE

Orchard Therapeutics and the Pharming Group are teaming up to research, develop, manufacture, and — possibly — commercialize a gene therapy for hereditary angioedema (HAE), called OTL-105. “This promising work toward treatment with the potential for durable long-term clinical benefit is encouraging and signifies an ongoing commitment to…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

Oral On-demand KVD900 Rapidly Reduces HAE Attack Severity

KVD900, an oral experimental on-demand treatment for swelling episodes caused by hereditary angioedema (HAE), safely and significantly reduced the severity of attacks and shorted the time to improvement, which was maintained for 24 hours, according to Phase 2 trial data.  “Our goal is to provide the best outcome…

Israel Agrees to Review BioCryst’s Marketing Request for Orladeyo

The Israeli Ministry of Health has agreed to review, under an accelerated process, a marketing application for Orladeyo (berotralstat), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ oral preventive treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, in patients 12 and older. Neopharm Israel, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Israel, will distribute Orladeyo,…

Ruconest for Acute HAE Attacks Now Reimbursable in Spain

Spain has added Ruconest (conestat alfa), Pharming’s treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), to its list of reimbursable medications. “We are delighted with this positive reimbursement decision by the Spanish Ministry of Health, as it means patients in Spain in need of new treatment options for…

Oral PHA121 May Lead to Faster, More Durable Effects Than Firazyr

PHA121 (PHA-022121), Pharvaris’ experimental oral therapy for hereditary angioedema (HAE), results in faster, more potent, and more durable suppression of bradykinin-induced changes in blood pressure than injectable Firazyr (icatibant), according to studies in monkeys and healthy volunteers. These findings, along with evidence of PHA121’s favorable pharmacological…