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Community Invited to Share Stories for Fabry Awareness Month

Members of the Fabry disease community are invited to share their stories — those of patients, caregivers, family members, and advocates — and to use social media to celebrate Fabry Awareness Month this April. For this year’s campaign, the global Fabry International Network, known as FIN, has launched…

Fabrazyme Biosimilar Marketed in Japan Under New Agreement

JCR Pharmaceuticals and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma have teamed up to market and commercialize in Japan agalsidase beta BS, a biosimilar of Fabrazyme, an already approved treatment designed to replace a critical enzyme missing in people with Fabry disease. According to a company press release, “This…

Increased Education Crucial to Improving Rare Disease Care, Survey Finds

Healthcare providers involved in diagnosing and treating rare diseases believe that increased physician education and collaboration with specialized facilities will have the greatest positive impact on treating these conditions over the next five years, according to results from a 2021 survey. Definitive Healthcare, a healthcare commercial intelligence company, conducted…

#RAREis Representation Program Promotes Equity, Diversity

Horizon Therapeutics has launched its #RAREis Representation program aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion among patients with rare diseases. There are about 400 million people worldwide living with a rare disease; for many of them, access to diagnosis, care, and treatments can be challenging. Accessing better care depends on…

Approval of PRX-102, Plant-based ERT for Adults, Sought for Europe

Protalix BioTherapeutics and its partner Chiesi Global Rare Diseases have applied to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the approval of PRX-102 (pegunigalsidase alfa), an investigational enzyme replacement therapy, to treat adults with Fabry disease. This approval request, in the form of a marketing authorization application, has been validated by the EMA and now…

Rare Disease Day Panel Opens Window to Patient Experience

BioNews, the publisher of this website, hosted a virtual panel discussion on Rare Disease Day 2022, taking a deeper dive into what it’s like to live with a rare disease, including conversations about advocacy, mental health, survivor’s guilt, treatment of minority patients, and more. The Monday event, “A…