Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects about 400,000 patients worldwide. Current therapy for CAH uses a variety of generic glucocorticoid steroids (including hydrocortisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone, and prednisone in the US) with no standard treatment regimen. The cortisol deficiency and over-production of male sex hormones caused by CAH can lead to increased mortality, infertility, and sexual development … Continued
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Advaxis Inc. is devoted to the discovery, development, and commercialization of immunotherapies based on a technology platform which uses engineered Listeria monocytogenes. The company is headquartered in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.
Genentech’s Zelboraf® (vemurafenib) is a small molecule B-RAF inhibitor and is FDA-approved to treat patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma whose tumors express the B-RAF V600E mutation. To reduce the likelihood of cancer cells becoming drug resistant, Genentech wanted to combine vemurafenib with cobimetinib, a small molecule MEK inhibitor that targeted a different part of … Continued
In 2020, the US FDA approved Risdiplam (Evrysdi®) as the first orally administered drug to treat SMA in patients ≥2 months old, followed by the European Medicine Agency. Risdiplam addresses the underlying cause of SMA: a reduced amount of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein.
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is an ultra-rare genetic disease that causes abnormal blood clot formation in small blood vessels throughout the body leading to kidney failure, other organ damage, and premature death. At the start of this project, there were no FDA-approved aHUS treatments. Furthermore, as only a few thousand aHUS patients are diagnosed … Continued
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic disease that impedes bile flow from the liver, resulting in increased bile acid concentration, which causes cell damage. Untreated PBC can lead to liver failure and death. At the start of this project, the only approved treatment for PBC was not effective for all patients.