Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Vutrisiran Now Under Review for Approval in Europe for FAP Treatment

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has agreed to review Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ application requesting the approval of vutrisiran, its second-generation RNA interference (RNAi) therapy candidate for familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, which includes FAP, “is a rare, rapidly progressive, debilitating and fatal condition and we are…

Early Data Favorable for NTLA-2001 Gene-editing Therapy

A single dose of Intellia Therapeutics’ investigational CRISPR/Cas9-based gene-editing therapy NTLA-2001 safely results in a rapid and strong reduction in the levels of the damaging transthyretin (TTR) protein, according to interim data from the first six familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) patients given the therapy in a Phase…

Vutrisiran Reduces Neurologic Damage, Improves Physical Function, Trial Data Show

Vutrisiran, a second-generation RNA interference (RNAi) therapy candidate, safely and effectively reduces neurologic impairment and improves physical function and quality of life in adults with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). That’s according to top-line, nine-month data from the global HELIOS-A Phase 3 trial. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Vutrisiran’s developer, plans…