Author Archives: Isaura Santos

Pregnancy For Women With Lupus Safer Than Previously Thought

Recent findings might help ease concerns for women suffering with lupus and interested in having a child. New research concluded that most women diagnosed with lupus and whose disease is not very active can go through a safe pregnancy. The results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It has been suggested that women with…

Susan Manzi Receives National Lupus Advocacy Award

Susan Manzi, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, was recently presented with the Lupus Foundation of America’s (LFA) National Advocacy Leadership Award. The LFA awarded those with exquisite and distinguished researched who lead and support biomedical innovation to accelerate the development of novel treatments for illnesses such as lupus.

Actelion Announces Commitment To Advance Clinical Efforts To Address Immunological Disorders

Actelion recently announced its commitment to accelerate clinical development efforts concerning immunological disorders following a broad medical, scientific and commercial assessment of a series of its selective S1P1 receptor modulators, discovered in-house. The company believes that this effort will lead to new approaches addressing systemic lupus erythematosus. A second selective S1P1 receptor modulator will be…

Rheumatology Network Debates Barriers To Rhumatic Research For New Treatments

UBM Medica US, a company that delivers integrated and strategic communications solutions, recently announced that Rheumatology Network, an online network dedicated to rheumatologists, will feature a debate with experts on the barriers to investigation into new treatments for rheumatic diseases such as lupus. The topic is based on an article…

ImmuPharma And Simbec-Orion Collaborate And Start Pivotal Phase III Lupuzor™ Study

ImmuPharma PLC and Simbec-Orion Group Limited recently announced a collaboration agreement for the execution of a Pivotal Phase III clinical study of ImmuPharma’s Lupuzor™, the company’s lead compound to treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a chronic and life-threatening autoimmune disease. Lupuzor was granted Fast Track status by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA); it…

23andMe Collaborates With Pfizer On Genetic Lupus Research

23andMe, Inc., a personal genetics company that helps people better understand and benefit from the human genome, recently announced a new partnership with Pfizer Inc. that will give them access to 23andMe’s research platform, which includes data of the genotypes from more than 800,000 individuals that consented to enroll in the study. From this partnership and…

Kadmon Corporation’s Lupus Treatment Candidate Designated Top Priority

The Kadmon Corporation’s Phase 2 oral drug, KD025, a potent, bio-available and highly selective inhibitor of ROCK2 (Rho-associated coiled-coiled kinase 2) that can be taken orally was designed as one of its priority candidates to treat lupus through the LRxL-STAT Lupus Drug Repositioning Initiative. The selection of the drug was presented at the annual American College…