Ecallantide (Dyax/Genzyme)

Lehmann, Alan (2006) Ecallantide (Dyax/Genzyme). Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 7 (3). pp. 282-90. ISSN 1472-4472

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Ecallantide is one of a series of small-protein kallikrein inhibitors, identified through Dyax Corp's phage display technology, that is being developed by Dyax and Genzyme as a potential subcutaneous treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE). Dyax is also independently developing ecallantide for the reduction of peri-operative blood loss during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. The company had expected to begin phase II clinical studies in coronary bypass graft patients in the first half of 2005; however, by October 2005, these trials had been delayed until partnership negotiations for the program were completed. A pivotal, phase III clinical trial of ecallantide in HAE began in December 2005.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: GDSC201
Keywords: Analgesics, Angioneurotic Edema, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal, Clinical Trials, Kallikreins, Peptides, Recombinant Proteins
Depositing User: Gee Wheatley
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 15:17
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