FDA Grants IND Clearance to Begin Phase 2 with Lixivaptan in Patients with ADPKD
The US FDA has granted Palladio Biosciences Investigational New Drug (IND) clearance to proceed with a Phase 2 clinical trial of lixivaptan capsules in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
Prometic CEO Talks Plasminogen Deficiency
Prometic Life Sciences is developing a potential treatment for plasminogen deficiency. We spoke with Pierre Laurin about that treatment.
Blibsibimod Given Orphan Designation for IgA Nephropathy
The company will share data later this month regarding their Phase 2 clinical study assessing blisibimod in patients with IgA nephropathy.
New Drug Could Dramatically Lower Wait Time for Organ Transplant
24 of the 25 HLA-sensitized patients had normalized kidney function 6 months after their transplant.
Are Corticosteroids Safe to Use in IgA Nephrology Patients?
After evaluating 262 patients given methylprednisolone, they stopped the study based on the safety profile that emerged.
Amicus Getting Ready to Submit NDA for Migalastat to Treat Fabry
Former Yankee Steps to the Plate for IPF Awareness This Father's Day
Bernie Williams, former centerfielder and 4-time World Series champion, is teaming up with Boehringer Ingelheim to raise awareness of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Dr. Jason Kovacic Explains the Define-FMD Study
The "Define-FMD" study is comparing the genetic makeup of fibroblasts from FMD patients to those from non-FMD patients.
Fibromuscular Dysplasia in Children: Dr Kevin Meyers Explains
Kevin Meyers, MBBSc, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) talks about the incidence and symptoms of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in children.
Patient and Doctor Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Kidney Transplant
Tommy's transplanted kidney is, if not the longest, one of the longest functioning live donor kidneys in U.S. history.
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