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Tag: Dr. Richard Furie

Lupus Research Alliance Applauds U.S. FDA Approval of AstraZeneca’s anifrolumab-fnia (Saphnelo™) for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

  First in New Class of Drugs in More than a Decade for SLE Targeting Type 1 Interferons NEW YORK, NY. August 2, 2021. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is particularly excited about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of anifrolumab-fnia (Saphnelo™), a first-in-class type I interferon receptor antagonist indicated for adults with […] Read More

Encouraging Results with Obinutuzumab for Lupus Nephritis

February 13, 2022 The LRA is pleased to share a recently published paper reporting that the drug, obinutuzumab, showed positive results as a potential treatment for lupus nephritis in the phase 2 clinical trial NOBILITY.  A medicine designed to attach a type of blood cell called B-cells with the marker CD20 on its surface, obinutuzumab […] Read More

Positive Early Results for BIIB059 as New Treatment Strategy

February 28, 2019 Proteins of the immune system, known as type I interferons, are responsible in part for manifestations of lupus. For this reason, type I interferons are a very attractive target for lupus drug development. In 2015, excitement surrounded the release of positive phase II data with anifrolumab, a therapeutic antibody that blocks type […] Read More
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