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FDA Grants Priority Review of a Supplemental Biologics License Application for Cinryze(TM) C1 Inhibitor (Human) as Treatment for Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
Date:2/3/2009

label clinical studies of Cinryze for both acute treatment and routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks.

The Phase 3 acute treatment study was a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled multi-center trial in 71 patients evaluating the safety and efficacy profile of Cinryze for treatment of HAE attacks. The primary efficacy measure in the pivotal Phase 3 acute treatment study was the time from initial treatment to the start of unequivocal relief of the defining symptom. Based on the primary efficacy variable, in the All Randomized (ITT) Dataset, the likelihood of a patient having the start of unequivocal relief of the defining symptom was 2.048 times greater in the Cinryze treatment group than in the placebo treatment group (p=0.048). The median time to the start of unequivocal relief of the defining symptom was shorter in subjects in the Cinryze treatment group (two hours) than in subjects in the placebo treatment group (greater than four hours).

In the open label study of Cinryze as treatment for acute attacks of HAE, no patients who had acute laryngeal edema attacks required hospitalization or intubation. Cinryze was generally well tolerated. There were no deaths or serious adverse reactions related to Cinryze administration, or discontinuations due to treatment-emergent adverse events. In the analysis of 447 acute attacks in 82 patients, open label Cinryze administration provided substantial relief of the defining symptom in 93.4 percent of the attacks within four hours of injection, with a median time to onset of relief of 30 minutes. There was no observed loss of effectiveness over multiple administrations of Cinryze for subsequent HAE attacks.

About Cinryze C1 Inhibitor (human)

Cinryze is a highly purified, pasteurized and nanofiltered plasma-derived C1 inhibitor product that has been approved by FDA for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patie
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