Ionis: Another Shot At The Commercial Market And Sustainable Profits
Spinraza, launched by partner Biogen, is the antisense developer’s newest drug to reach the market. Ionis plans to file its first wholly-owned drug, volanesorsen, later this year.
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The Ionis subsidiary's volanesorsen shows robust efficacy in a pivotal Phase III trial for familial chylomicronemia syndrome, but with high dropout levels for platelet reduction. Firm says platelet reductions are manageable and stem from the drug working as expected in the rare disease.