February 4, 2016
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
Phase III Trial to Begin of IVIG Product to Treat PI
As a leader in our industry, CHS works diligently to stay current on new products and trends in our markets. In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the investigational new drug application for ProMetic Life Sciences’ intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) product for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency disease (PI). The Phase III clinical trial, which was slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, is an open-label, single-arm, two cohort multicenter study to investigate the safety, tolerability, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of ProMetic’s plasma-purified IVIG in a total of 75 patients with PI, including 50 adults (cohort one) and 25 children (cohort two).
ProMetic utilizes a proprietary platform, the Plasma Protein Purification System
(PPPS), a multi-product sequential purification process originally developed in collaboration with the American Red Cross that employs powerful affinity separation materials in a multi-step process to extract and purify plasma proteins in high yields. “The yield advantage provided by our PPPS technology for more mainstream plasmaderived products such as IVIG is of great importance to our commercial strategy,” said Pierre Laurin, president and chief executive officer of ProMetic. “The significant financial contribution from products like IVIG will greatly facilitate the pursuit of our strategy, namely the development of much needed and more affordable orphan products addressing rare diseases.”
CHS will continue to monitor the progress of this new IVIG product.
Jolin D. McCleskey
Executive Vice President
CHS HITS THE TOWN: KINKY BOOTS!
What a fun night with such a fun group of people! We were joined for dinner and the show by Judi, Bridgette Harkins, Wendy Richard, Vikki Alvarez, Cristina (Office Manager), Tony Chambers (Neuro Assoc Administrator), Etta, Rose Marie, & Vanessa. The show was fantastic....fun dancing and music combined with a great message!
(The night was made even more interesting with the introduction of a "Selfie Stick". A little lesson in "Never say Never")
- Meeting Tuesday night with Dr. Woo and Banuelos with Bucky, Nan and Jill to discuss IVIG for MS and process for referrals.
- Valentine's Goodies being delivered
- Plans are already underway for FIESTA River Parade party! Mark your calendars now...April 18th, 6pm