Press Release: What’s eating the erythrocytes?

A recently published study in Blood has given more support to “the concept that complement inhibition at the level of C3 rather than C5 will hopefully confer better therapeutic benefits for PNH patients because it will prevent destruction of red blood cells both inside and outside of vessels.” Such a therapeutic possibility is compstatin, a C3 inhibitor drug in development that was recently licensed by Amyndas Pharmaceuticals. Clinical trials for the resulting drug candidate are set for 2015 and 2016.

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