Author Archives: Patricia Inacio, PhD

Progentec Granted $1.7M to Validate Measure of SLE Disease Activity

Progentec, a company developing new diagnostic technologies for chronic conditions, has been awarded $1.7 million to validate its blood biomarker test as an accurate tool for measuring disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the company announced. The Fast-Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant is from the…

KZR-616 Shows Early Promise in Treatment of Active SLE

KZR-616, a selective immunoproteasome inhibitor, is safe, well-tolerated, and effectively reduces disease activity in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), preliminary Phase 1b data show. The findings were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2019 Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, in a poster titled, “…