- The U.S. regulator clears Biogens' (BIIB) Eloctate (antihemophilic factor (recombinant) Fc fusion protein) for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes, perioperative management and routine prophylaxis in adults and children with hemophilia A. It is the first recombinant therapy with prolonged circulation in the body and it offers hemophilia patients the potential to extend the interval between prophylactic infusions. The recommended starting prophylactic regimen is 50 IU/kg every four days.
- In a 165-patient Phase 3 clinical trial of males 12 years and older with severe hemophilia A, prophylactic treatment with Eloctate achieved a statistically significant reduction of bleeding episodes compared to on-demand treatment. 98% of bleeding episodes were controlled with one or two Eloctate infusions.
- Biogen expects to launch the product commercially in the U.S. in July.
From other sites
at Investopedia (Thu, 9:52AM)
at Zacks.com (Thu, 9:30AM)
at Investopedia (Apr 9, 2015)
at Zacks.com (Mar 26, 2015)
Biotech Stock Roundup: Biogen Soars on Alzheimer's Data, Gilead HCV Drugs Label Update - Analyst Blogat Zacks.com (Mar 25, 2015)
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs