Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Phase 3 Trials Will Test Self-injectable Crovalimab

Two Phase 3 clinical trials will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Roche’s investigational, self-injectable therapy crovalimab (RG6107) in children, adolescents, and adults with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The first trial, called COMMUTE-a (NCT04861259), already is recruiting aHUS patients, ages 12 and older, at sites in the…

Rare Case of aHUS Found in Man with Lipoprotein Glomerulopathy

Researchers have reported a rare case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in a 21-year-old Swiss-Indonesian man with lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG), an inherited kidney disease associated with fat accumulation in the organ’s small blood vessels. The findings suggest that the later development of aHUS, which also affects the kidney’s…

Ultomiris Available Soon for Eligible aHUS Patients in England

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ long-acting Ultomiris (ravulizumab) was added to the list of medications available through England’s national health service (NHS) to adults and children weighing at least 10 kilograms (22 pounds), with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Ultomiris is Alexion’s successor to Soliris (eculizumab) — also approved for aHUS and…