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Aeterna Buys Promising Targeted Immunosuppressive Therapy Platform

Aeterna Zentaris GmbH has acquired exclusive global rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize highly-specific, autoimmune modifying proteins for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). The company, a subsidiary of Aeterna Zentaris, reached an agreement with Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg (JMU), in Germany, which developed the technology, called AIM Biologicals.

Enspryng Recommended for EU Approval for Patients, 12 and Older

A branch of the European Medicines Agency has recommended that Enspryng (satralizumab) be approved to treat patients, 12 and older, with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), who carry antibodies against the aquaporin-4 protein (AQP4-IgG). The recommendation, made by the agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use…

#AANAM – Soliris Has Long-term Relapse Prevention

Soliris (eculizumab) significantly reduced the risk of disease relapses in people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) over nearly three years, according to new data from the clinical trial PREVENT and its extension study. Additional findings project that long-term Soliris treatment may reduce relapse risk over the course of…

#AANAM – Uplizna Found to Prevent Pain Worsening in Patients

Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) reduced pain among adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), according to an analysis of the N-MOmentum Phase 2/3 clinical trial. The results were presented by Ho Jin Kim, MD, PhD, an investigator in the trial, at the 2021 virtual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting,…

SPHERES Registry Launching to Help Improve Patient Care

CorEvitas and the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation (GJCF) announced plans to launch a registry study for people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Called SPHERES — which stands for Synergy of Prospective Health & Experimental Research for Emerging Solutions in NMOSD — the observational study is expected to…