Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

‘Best Biotech’ Prix Galien USA Awarded to GBT’s Oxbryta

Oxbryta (voxelotor), Global Blood Therapeutics’ first-in-class oral therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD), has won the 2021 Prix Galien USA Award for best biotechnology product. The award is among the health industry’s most prestigious honors, and recognizes an outstanding product that has improved patient well-being and impacted human…

Oxbryta Given Promising Innovative Medicine Status in UK

A Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) designation has been granted to Oxbryta (voxelotor), a treatment to reduce the destruction of red blood cells in people, 12 and older, with sickle cell disease (SCD). The designation, given to promising therapies that are likely to provide major benefit to patients, follows…

Machine Learning Can Predict Rapid Kidney Function Decline

Machine learning tools can identify sickle cell disease (SCD) patients at high risk of progressive kidney disease as early as six months in advance, a study shows. The study, “Using machine learning to predict rapid decline of kidney function in sickle cell anemia,” was published in the journal…