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May 11, 2014
17:41 EDTALNYAlnylam presents key scientific data on ESC,-GalNAc-conjugate delivery platform
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced that it is presenting key scientific data on its Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry, ESC,-GalNAc-conjugate delivery platform. Specifically, the company will be presenting data showing that chemical modifications of siRNA that enhance in vitro stability result in higher liver exposure in vivo and lead to a significantly increased potency and durability of effect in pre-clinical studies. As compared with the “standard template chemistry” ,STC,-GalNAc-conjugate approach used in ALN-TTRsc – a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin, TTR, for the treatment of TTR cardiac amyloidosis – ESC-GalNAc-siRNA conjugates demonstrated a 10-fold increased potency in non-human primate, NHP, studies, and a durability of effect that supports once-monthly or potentially even less frequent subcutaneous dosing regimens. The ESC-GalNAc-conjugate technology is being used in a wide range of Alnylam development programs, including ALN-AT3 – an RNAi therapeutic targeting antithrombin, AT, for the treatment of hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders – which is currently in a Phase 1 clinical study.
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07:52 EDTALNYInforma Business Information to hold a conference
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November 17, 2014
17:03 EDTALNYAlnylam presents new pre-clinical data on RNAi therapeutic programs
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07:09 EDTALNYAmerican Heart Association to hold a conference
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November 14, 2014
06:31 EDTALNYAlnylam to host conference call
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06:04 EDTALNYAlnylam announces positive initial phase 2 data with Revusiran
Alnylam announced positive initial Phase 2 data with revusiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin for the treatment of TTR cardiac amyloidosis. In the pilot Phase 2 study, revusiran was found to be generally well tolerated in TTR cardiac amyloidosis patients. Revusiran demonstrated clinical activity with an up to 98.2% knockdown of serum TTR – the disease causing protein. This included similar knockdown effects toward wild type and mutant TTR protein within V122I patients, who represent the most common genotype associated with inherited forms of TTR cardiac amyloidosis. In the five week course of treatment, there were no significant changes observed in a number of exploratory clinical measurements. Revusiran utilizes Alnylam’s proprietary GalNAc-conjugate delivery platform that enables subcutaneous delivery of RNAi therapeutics with a wide therapeutic index. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of revusiran. The secondary objectives were to assess the clinical activity of revusiran toward serum levels of TTR and characterize the drug’s pharmacokinetic profile. In addition, a number of exploratory clinical measurements were performed at baseline and days 42 and 90 after start of dosing.

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