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January 22, 2014
08:04 EDTALNYAlnylam initiates Phase 1 clinical trial with ALN-AT3
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has initiated a Phase 1 study with ALN-AT3, a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting antithrombin for the treatment of hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders. ALN-AT3 has demonstrated efficacy in animal models of hemophilia, including in non-human primate models of induced hemophilia. Moreover, pre-clinical studies of ALN-AT3 support a wide therapeutic index in the hemophilia setting. ALN-AT3 is a key program in the company’s “Alnylam 5x15” product strategy, which is aimed at advancing multiple RNAi therapeutic genetic medicine programs into clinical development. Alnylam recently announced that it expects to exceed its original “Alnylam 5x15” guidance with six to seven genetic medicine programs in clinical development by the end of 2015, including at least two programs in Phase 3 and five to six programs that will have achieved human proof-of-concept results supporting further development. The Phase 1 study is being conducted in the U.K. as a single- and multi-dose, dose-escalation study consisting of two parts. Part A will be a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose, dose-escalation study, enrolling up to 24 healthy volunteer subjects. The primary objective of this part of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a single low dose of ALN-AT3, with the potential secondarily to show changes in AT plasma levels at sub-pharmacologic doses. Part B of the study will be an open-label, multi-dose, dose-escalation study enrolling up to 18 people with moderate to severe hemophilia A or B. The primary objective of this part of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of multiple doses of subcutaneously administered ALN-AT3 in hemophilia subjects. Secondary objectives include assessment of clinical activity as determined by knockdown of circulating AT levels and increase in thrombin generation at pharmacologic doses of ALN-AT3.
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August 21, 2014
09:16 EDTALNYAlnylam to hold a roundtable webinar
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August 20, 2014
08:07 EDTALNYAlnylam receives USPTO notice of allowance for new patent
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for claims in the Tuschl et al. patent application 13/725,262. The ’262 patent application includes newly allowed claims directed to compositions that mediate RNAi, and comprising a double-stranded molecule with up to 25 base pairs and at least one nucleotide analogue. Specifically, the newly allowed patent application broadly covers small interfering RNA molecules of various designs, including so-called “dicer substrate” RNAi triggers (Amarzguioui et al., Nat Protoc. 2006;1(2):508-17; Rose et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jul 26;33(13):4140-56) and double-stranded, RNAi-mediating molecules containing moieties that include “unlocked nucleobase analogs” amongst other naturally or non-naturally occurring nucleotide analogues. The allowed claims of the Tuschl ’262 patent application, as well as other granted, Alnylam-owned or -licensed patents, in aggregate broadly cover compositions, methods, and uses of RNAi therapeutics.
August 19, 2014
15:50 EDTALNYAlnylam to hold a roundtable webinar
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August 14, 2014
07:24 EDTALNYAlnylam to hold a roundtable webinar
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August 13, 2014
06:29 EDTALNYAlnylam called at top mid-cap pick for second half at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray calls Alnylam a top mid-cap pick for the second half of 2014 and reiterates an Overweight rating on the name with a $101 price target. Piper thinks shares can rally into 2015 based on data read-outs and pipeline expansion.
August 12, 2014
15:55 EDTALNYAlnylam to hold a roundtable webinar
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