Steve Bryson PhD,  —

Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as a medical scientist for 18 years, within both industry and academia, where his research focused on the discovery of new medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve recently stepped away from the lab and into science communications, where he’s helping make medical science information more accessible for everyone.

Articles by Steve Bryson

Crovalimab wins 1st regulatory approval for PNH in China

The under-the-skin (subcutaneous) injection therapy crovalimab has been approved in China for adults and adolescents, ages 12 and older, with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) who have not previously received complement inhibitor medications. Crovalimab is expected to make treatment more convenient for PNH patients, given that it may be self-administered…

Evidence report on PNH treatments Fabhalta, danicopan released

Fabhalta (iptacopan) and danicopan are two first-in-class treatments for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) that provide important health benefits in clinical trials, but uncertainties remain regarding their long-term efficacy and safety. That’s according to an evidence report from the Institute for…

Long-term Soliris safe, effective in PNH: Real-world Korean study

Long-term treatment with Soliris (eculizumab) safely and effectively reduced the severity of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in Korean adults with high disease activity, according to a real-world study. Soliris was found to ease PNH symptoms, including fatigue, anemia — low levels of hemoglobin, the protein in red…

PNH follows case of asymptomatic COVID-19 in man: Study

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) developed in a young man after an asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, a recent case study reports. The study, “Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in a patient post COVID-19 virus infection: A case report with literature review,” was published in…

OMS906 normalizing markers of hemolysis in Phase 1b clinical trial

Treatment with OMS906 is showing an ability to normalize all markers of red blood cell destruction, or hemolysis, in severely anemic people with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) never given a complement inhibitor. According to a five-month interim analysis of a Phase 1b proof-of-concept study (NCT05889299), once monthly, under-the-skin…

HMI-104 led to therapeutic antibody production: Study

A single dose of Homology Medicines’ gene therapy candidate HMI-104 led to the sustained production of a therapeutic antibody to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), preclinical studies suggest. “Given the severity of PNH, which is a rare, acquired blood disorder, and the unmet need associated with chronically administered…

Epysqli, Soliris biosimilar, favored for approval for PNH in EU

European regulators have recommended approving Epysqli, a Soliris (eculizumab) biosimilar, to treat children and adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). The recommendation came from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and will serve as the basis for a final approval by the European Commission. Epysqli…

Soliris effective in PNH when properly prescribed: Study

Most people with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) benefited from Soliris (eculizumab) therapy when they adhered to strict treatment guidelines, a real-world Dutch study showed. Because most had an incomplete response, new therapies are needed to improve real-world outcomes, however, the study’s researchers suggested, and emphasized that their data could…