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September 30, 2013
08:29 EDTALNYAlnylam completes ALN-TTR02 Phase II trial enrollment
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced that it has completed enrollment in its Phase II trial with ALN-TTR02. Recent interim results from this Phase II study showed that ALN-TTR02 achieved up to 93% knockdown of TTR, the disease-causing protein in ATTR. ALN-TTR02 activity was found to be rapid, dose dependent, and durable, with similar levels of TTR knockdown observed toward both wild-type and mutant protein. In addition, ALN-TTR02 was found to be generally safe and well tolerated in this study. Alnylam also announced today that its open-label extension study with ALN-TTR02 is open for enrollment. The OLE study will evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of ALN-TTR02 and will also measure effects of treatment toward a number of clinical endpoints, including a Neuropathy Impairment Score, or “NIS.” The company intends to report clinical data from this study about once per year, with initial data in 2014.
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October 1, 2014
08:06 EDTALNYAlnylam initiates EXPLORE trial
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and collaborators from the American Porphyria Consortium and The European Porphyria Network have initiated the EXPLORE trial, a prospective observational study of patients with hepatic porphyrias, including Acute Intermittent Porphyria, Variegate Porphyria, and Hereditary Coproporphyria, suffering from recurrent attacks. With this study, Alnylam and clinical investigators aim to learn more about the clinical course, management, and disease burden of patients with hepatic porphyrias that suffer from recurrent attacks. Alnylam is currently advancing ALN-AS1, a subcutaneously administered investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 for the treatment of hepatic porphyrias, and expects to file an IND or IND equivalent in late 2014 or early 2015. EXPLORE is a prospective, multi-center observational study designed to enroll up to 100 patients with hepatic porphyrias and a history of recurrent attacks. The study’s primary objective is to characterize the natural history, clinical management, and disease burden of patients with hepatic porphyrias. The study’s secondary objectives are to further characterize a number of disease features of hepatic porphyrias, including: (i) signs and symptoms of porphyria during acute attacks; (ii) levels of plasma and urinary aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen, the toxic intermediates of the heme biosynthesis pathway that cause the symptoms and disease pathology of the acute hepatic porphyrias; (iii) expression levels of aminolevulinic acid synthase-1 during acute attacks; and (iv) medical and family history of hepatic porphyria patients. Data obtained from EXPLORE are expected to further the understanding of hepatic porphyrias and to assist the design of clinical trials with ALN-AS1.
07:28 EDTALNYLeerink to hold a roundtable
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September 26, 2014
07:32 EDTALNYBioCentury to hold a conference
21st Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference to be held in New York on September 26.
September 24, 2014
08:08 EDTALNYAlnylam initiates DISCOVERY trial
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September 18, 2014
07:49 EDTALNYAlnylam resumed with an Outperform at Leerink
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