LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, November 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
16 presentations to highlightinnovation in hematology, oncology and genetic diseases
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving individuals with rare diseases, announced today the depth and breadth of the data it will
"Shire's extensive presence at ASH 2016 reinforces our commitment to discovering and delivering transformative treatments for patients with rare conditions," said Philip J. Vickers, Ph.D., Head of Research and Development, Shire. "We aim to continually lead the scientific dialogue for rare hematologic research and address some of the most urgent unmet needs for patients facing these challenging diseases."
Data in hematology, the largest portfolio for the company, will focus on research that continues to build on the proven approach of direct factor replacement as the global standard of care for hemophilia. Data presentations will showcase the continued growth of the portfolio and new strategies to improve outcomes for people with hemophilia and other bleeding conditions. The company will also present research on several of its promising early- and late-stage pipeline programs:
As part of Shire's focus on serving individuals with rare diseases, the company is committed to addressing unmet needs in areas of oncology where patients and providers have limited treatment options. Shire has pipeline assets and research targets for rare cancers including metastatic pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and targets in checkpoint inhibitors and allogeneic CAR-T, as well as a biologic treatment approved as part of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), ONCASPAR™ (pegaspargase), that is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and all 27 EU member states. Data presented at ASH will include a focus on pegaspargase as a therapeutic option for ALL.
Shire is also dedicated to helping patients with inherited illnesses. Type I Gaucher disease is a rare, inherited metabolic condition, and the most common of a family of rare diseases known as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). It affects approximately 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 100,000 people in the general population, and 1 in 855 people in the Ashkenazi Jewish community. Every type I Gaucher patient is unique and will experience varying symptoms and degrees of disease severity, making type I Gaucher disease difficult to diagnose. To this end, Shire will be hosting an engaging, case-based presentation to raise disease awareness:
Important Information for ADYNOVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), PEGylated] Indications ADYNOVATE, [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), PEGylated], is a human antihemophilic factor indicated in adolescent and adult patients (12 years and older) with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) for:
ADYNOVATE is not indicated for the treatment of von Willebrand disease.
DETAILED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
CONTRAINDICATIONS ADYNOVATE is contraindicated in patients who have had prior anaphylactic reaction to ADYNOVATE, to the parent molecule (ADVATE), mouse or hamster protein, or excipients of ADYNOVATE (e.g. Tris, mannitol, trehalose, glutathione, and/or polysorbate 80).
WARNINGS & PRECAUTIONS Hypersensitivity Reactions Hypersensitivity reactions are possible with ADYNOVATE. Allergic-type hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported with other recombinant antihemophilic factor VIII products, including the parent molecule, ADVATE. Early signs of hypersensitivity reactions that can progress to anaphylaxis may include angioedema, chest tightness, dyspnea, wheezing, urticaria, and pruritus. Immediately discontinue administration and initiate appropriate treatment if hypersensitivity reactions occur.
Neutralizing Antibodies Formation of neutralizing antibodies (inhibitors) to factor VIII can occur following administration of ADYNOVATE. Monitor patients regularly for the development of factor VIII inhibitors by appropriate clinical observations and laboratory tests. Perform an assay that measures factor VIII inhibitor concentration if the plasma factor VIII level fails to increase as expected, or if bleeding is not controlled with expected dose.
ADVERSE REACTIONS Common adverse reactions (?1% of subjects) reported in the clinical studies were headache and nausea.
For Full Prescribing Information, visit http://www.shirecontent.com/PI/PDFs/ADYNOVATE_USA_ENG.pdf
Important Information for ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] Indications ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] is a recombinant antihemophilic factor indicated for use in children and adults with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) for:
ADVATE is not indicated for the treatment of von Willebrand disease.
DETAILED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
CONTRAINDICATIONS ADVATE is contraindicated in patients who have life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, to mouse or hamster protein or other constituents of the product.
WARNINGS & PRECAUTIONS Hypersensitivity Reactions Allergic-type hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported with ADVATE. Symptoms include dizziness, paresthesia, rash, flushing, facial swelling, urticaria, dyspnea, pruritus, and vomiting. Discontinue ADVATE if hypersensitivity symptoms occur and administer appropriate emergency treatment.
Neutralizing Antibodies Neutralizing antibodies (inhibitors) have been reported following administration of ADVATE predominantly in previously untreated patients (PUPs) and previously minimally treated patients (MTPs). Monitor all patients for the development of factor VIII inhibitors by appropriate clinical observation and laboratory testing. If expected plasma factor VIII activity levels are not attained, or if bleeding is not controlled with an expected dose, perform an assay that measures factor VIII inhibitor concentration.
ADVERSE REACTIONS Serious adverse reactions seen with ADVATE are hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, and the development of high-titer inhibitors necessitating alternative treatments to factor VIII. The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical trials (frequency ?5% of subjects) were pyrexia, headache, cough, nasopharyngitis, arthralgia, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, limb injury, nasal congestion, and diarrhea.
For Full Prescribing Information, visit http://www.shirecontent.com/PI/PDFs/ADVATE_USA_ENG.pdf
Important Information for ONCASPAR™ (pegaspargase)
ONCASPAR is an asparagine specific enzyme indicated as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for treatment of patients with:
DETAILED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
ONCASPAR is contraindicated in patients who have:
WARNINGS & PRECAUTIONS Anaphylaxis and Serious Reactions Anaphylaxis and serious allergic reactions can occur therefore, patients should be observed for one hour after administration. Discontinue ONCASPAR in patients with serious allergic reactions.
Serious thrombotic events, including sagittal sinus thrombosis can occur Discontinue ONCASPAR in patients with serious thrombotic events.
Pancreatitis can occur. Evaluate patients with abdominal pain for evidence of pancreatitis. Discontinue ONCASPAR in patients with pancreatitis.
Glucose intolerance can occur. In some cases, glucose intolerance is irreversible. Monitor serum glucose.
Increased prothrombin time, increased partial thromboplastin time, and hypofibrinogenemia can occur. Monitor coagulation parameters at baseline and periodically during and after treatment.
Hepatotoxicity and Abnormal Liver Function
Hepatotoxicity and abnormal liver function can occur. Perform appropriate monitoring.
Most common adverse reactions (?2%) are allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis),
hyperglycemia, pancreatitis, central nervous system (CNS) thrombosis, coagulopathy, hyperbilirubinemia, and elevated transaminases.
Hyperlipidemia (hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia) has been reported in patients exposed to ONCASPAR.
For Full Prescribing Information, visit http://www.shirecontent.com/PI/PDFs/ONCASPAR_USA_ENG.pdf
Important Information for VPRIV® (velaglucerase alfa for injection)
VPRIV is a hydrolytic lysosomal glucocerebroside-specifi enzyme indicated for long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for patients with type 1 Gaucher disease.
DETAILED IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION CONTRAINDICATIONS
WARNINGS & PRECAUTIONS
Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have occurred with VPRIV. The most commonly observed symptoms of hypersensitivity reactions were headache, dizziness, hypotension, hypertension, nausea, fatigue/asthenia, and pyrexia/body temperature increased. Additional hypersensitivity reactions of chest discomfort, dyspnea, and pruritus have been reported with VPRIV. As with any intravenous protein product, hypersensitivity reactions are possible, therefore appropriate medical support including personnel adequately trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitative measures and access to emergency measures should be readily available when VPRIV is administered. If anaphylactic or other acute reactions occur, immediately discontinue the infusion of VPRIV and initiate appropriate medical treatment. Discontinue VPRIV if hypersensitivity symptoms occur.
Most common adverse reactions during clinical studies in ?10% of patients were hypersensitivity reactions, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, back pain, joint pain, prolonged activated PTT, fatigue/asthenia, and pyrexia.
For Full Prescribing Information, visit http://pi.shirecontent.com/PI/PDFs/Vpriv_USA_ENG.pdf
NOTES TO EDITORS
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.
Statements included herein that are not historical facts, including without limitation statements concerning future strategy, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, the anticipated timing of clinical trials and approvals for, and the commercial potential of, inline or pipeline products are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire's results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:
other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those risks outlined in "ITEM 1A: Risk Factors" in Shire's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.
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