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

Eligible Patients in UK Granted Early Access to Oxbryta

Oxbryta (voxelotor), a daily oral therapy for hemolytic anemia associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), is now available to eligible patients in the U.K. under an early access program. It received a positive scientific opinion by the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under the Early…

Pandemic Leading to Fewer Hospital Stays, but More Severe Crises

Fewer adults and children with sickle cell disease (SCD) have sought medical care for disease-related events during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in lower hospitalization rates, but longer hospital stays, according to data collected from a specialty center in Southern California that cares for a large number of SCD patients.

UK Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Research Awarded $3.1M Grant

Researchers at the University of York in the U.K. have been awarded a $3.1 million (£2.3 million) grant to accelerate research supporting stem cell gene therapy to treat sickle cell disease (SCD). The grant was awarded by the nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to track genetic changes in…

‘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…