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Oral Oxbryta Safe, Effective Over Long Term and in Real World

Long-term treatment with Oxbryta (voxelotor) safely and effectively reduced anemia and red blood cell destruction (hemolysis), while keeping a low rate of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), in adolescents and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). That’s according to nearly three years of data from the Phase 3 HOPE…

Beam Cleared to Launch Trial of BEAM-101, Gene Editing Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Beam Therapeutics to start clinical testing of BEAM-101, the company’s investigational gene editing cell therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD). “BEAM-101 has the potential to offer a one-time treatment for patients with sickle cell disease, and this clearance enables…

‘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…

Emmaus Seeks Approval of Endari in United Arab Emirates

Emmaus Life Sciences is seeking the approval of Endari (L-glutamine), an oral treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD), in the the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “We look forward to working with the U.A.E Ministry of Health to bring this important medication to our patient population in the…