Category AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

FDA fast tracks novel treatment for Guillain-Barré syndrome

Annexon Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of novel therapies for patients with classical complement-mediated disorders of the body, eye and brain, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for ANX005 for the treatment of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare, acute, antibody-mediated autoimmune disease impacting

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Researchers from University of Regina develop a promising new ‘Trojan horse’ treatment for multiple sclerosis

We often take our immune and nervous systems for granted. We assume that our immune system will protect us from diseases and when pathogens invade our body. Likewise, we assume that our nervous system will take information from the environment, relay it to our brain and then allow our brain to move muscles. But what

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Genentech’s Gazyva (Obinutuzumab) in Lupus Nephritis

The designation is based on the results of the Phase II NOBILITY study that showed Gazyva, in combination with standard of care, helped more people achieve a complete renal response than standard of care alone Genentech today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Gazyva® (obinutuzumab) for

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Mesenchymal stem cells in allergic diseases: Current status

Allergic diseases have become a global health problem and the most prevalent allergic disorders include allergic asthma, allergic skin diseases, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis. In the therapy of allergic diseases, corticosteroids, antihistamines, antileukotrienes and β2 adrenergic receptor agonists temporarily inhibit inflammation mediators and immune cells. However, long-term treatment causes various adverse effects. Drug resistance and intolerance

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FDA Approves JAK Inhibitor for Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

The FDA approved upadacitinib (Rinvoq, AbbVie), a 15-mg, once-daily oral Janus kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate. The approval is supported by data from the SELECT program, one of the largest registrational phase 3 clinical programs

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