The treatment protocol is based on the results of a Phase I trial of BAX 855, assessing its safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics. That trial found that the half-life (measuring the duration of activity of the drug in the body) of the investigational compound was approximately 1.5-fold higher compared to ADVATE. An extended half-life was achieved in all patients in the study using BAX 855, no patients developed inhibitors to either the base molecule, BAX 855 or to PEG, and no patients had allergic reactions. No treatment-related or serious adverse events were reported, and no patients withdrew from the study due to adverse events.BAX 855 is built from the same native FVIII protein used in the production of ADVATE, and employs proprietary PEGylation technology from Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) designed to extend the duration of activity of proteins. PEGylation technology has been widely used in various approved treatments.
Baxter Completes Enrollment In Phase III Clinical Trial Of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII For Hemophilia A
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