Purespring Therapeutics: Pioneering Gene Therapy For Kidney Disorders
Recently Appointed CEO Richard Francis Outlines Development Path
Interview: recently appointed CEO Richard Francis will apply his background in big pharma and biotech to building the UK start-up Purespring Therapeutics with a focus on using gene therapy technology to target renal diseases.
You may also be interested in...
Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events and approvals announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.
Alexion/AstraZeneca has announced positive top-line results from the Phase III study of ALXN1840 in patients with the rare genetic disorder, Wilson disease, including in patients already on standard-of-care therapies. The compound is ahead of two candidate gene therapies from other companies at early-stage clinical development.
Top-line results from a Phase IIb study of Theravance’s potential gut-selective JAK inhibitor izencitinib have not matched expectations, and results from a similar early-stage study in Crohn’s disease with the Janssen-partnered candidate are now awaited at the end of the year or in early 2022.