Shire

Shire, MicroHealth to address hemophilia A and B patient needs

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shire, a biotech leader in rare diseases, announced a collaboration with MicroHealth to support a free and secure care monitoring tool for hemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors and their care teams. MicroHealth, a digital health company co-created by a hemophilia patient, developed the tool, in the form of an app, to help improve hemophilia patient care and outcomes through the ability to set reminders, track, store and selectively share personal health data, including photos and bleed alerts, with care team members. Shire’s collaboration with MicroHealth will help the start-up customize the tool with new features and information specifically for the 5-7% of hemophilia patients with inhibitors. Both companies remain independent in this collaboration and Shire does not have access to any patient, caregiver or other third-party data through this collaboration.

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RaNA Therapeutics relaunches as Translate Bio

Monday, July 3, 2017

RaNA Therapeutics has relaunched as Translate Bio (www.translate.bio). The new name stems from the company’s focus on pioneering the translation of RNA science into therapeutics promoting healthy gene expression for people living with debilitating genetic diseases. In addition to its new name, the company also announced the recent leadership appointments of Michael Heartlein, Ph.D., as chief technical officer and Brian Fenton as chief business officer.

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Agilis Biotherapeutics expands Commercial, Medical Teams

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Agilis Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing innovative gene therapy products for the treatment of rare genetic diseases that affect the central nervous system (CNS), has expanded its commercial and medical teams, hiring Markus Peters, Ph.D., as chief commercial officer; Kirsten Gruis, M.D., as chief medical officer; and Anne Marie Conway, M.H.A, R.N., as vice president, Clinical Operations.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb appoints three new independent directors

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb has appointed Robert J. Bertolini, Matthew W. Emmens and Theodore R. Samuels to its board of directors, effective immediately. In connection with these appointments, the board will temporarily expand to 14 directors until the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held on May 2, 2017. Only 11 directors will stand for election at the meeting. Bristol-Myers Squibb also announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) program to repurchase, in aggregate, $2 billion of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s common stock.

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RaNA acquires Shire’s messenger RNA platform

Thursday, January 5, 2017

RaNA Therapeutics, a leader in the discovery and development of a new class of medicines that target RNA, has announced the acquisition of the MRT platform, an mRNA therapy platform, developed by subsidiaries of Shire. In addition, Shire’s former MRT employees, the group focused on the development of this technology since 2008, have joined RaNA to continue to advance the platform with lead programs in cystic fibrosis (CF) and urea cycle disorders (UCD).

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Shire’s phase III VONVENDI study meets primary endpoint

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shire, a biotechnology company focused on serving individuals with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions, has announced topline results from a phase III clinical trial of VONVENDI [von Willebrand factor (Recombinant)] to treat bleeds in elective surgical settings for adults with severe von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common inherited bleeding disorder.

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