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NORD’s Caregiver Respite Program Continues Through Pandemic

Caring for a loved one with a rare disease, especially during these uncertain times, demands significant time, attention, patience, and dedication. To help meet that need, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)’s Rare Caregiver Respite Program may be a helpful resource. The program seeks to give a…

PRX-102 Given to 1st Patient in US Under Expanded Access Program

A first patient has been treated with PRX-102 (pegunigalsidase alfa), an investigational enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry disease that is under review for approval, through an expanded access program (EAP) in the United States. “The initiation of treatment in the first patient enrolled in our EAP is an important milestone for the Fabry…

PRX-102 Shown to Safely Improve Kidney Function in Adults With Fabry

PRX-102 (pegunigalsidase alfa), an experimental enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease, safely led to significant improvements in kidney function and slowed the progression of kidney disease in men and women previously treated with Replagal (agalsidase alfa). These are the final results from the open-label Phase 3 BRIDGE…

Kidney Function Test Alone May Not Effectively Screen for Fabry

Using only an age-dependent threshold of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — a marker of kidney function — indicating mild-to-moderate kidney disease is insufficient to effectively screen for undiagnosed Fabry disease patients among the general population, a study shows. The findings suggest that appropriate screening likely wil require evidence…

FDA Extends Review Date to April for US Approval of PRX-102

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review date by three months — to spring 2021 — for a biologics license application (BLA) seeking accelerated approval of PRX-102 (pegunigalsidase alfa) to treat adults with Fabry disease. Protalix BioTherapeutics and Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, who are…

EURORDIS Award Contest Welcomes Photos of Life With Rare Disease

The annual EURORDIS Photo Award contest is inviting people worldwide to visually express what life is like with a rare disease, while raising awareness through their work of these disorders. Submissions for next year’s awards are open until Jan. 31. The competition is organized by France-based EURODIS, an alliance…