Gaucher disease

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Sanofi's Genzyme nets FDA priority review for its oral Gaucher pill

Sanofi's Genzyme snagged a 6-month priority review from the FDA for what could become the first oral treatment for Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormal fat buildup in cells, enlarging organs in the body.

Sanofi reports positive PhIII data on oral Gaucher drug

urrent therapies for Gaucher rely on an injected enzyme replacement approach, but Sanofi's oral strategy for eliglustat could seriously undercut those drugs.

Pfizer partner Protalix soars on sale speculation

With pharma interest in rare-disease drugs becoming quite common, Protalix BioTherapeutics, maker of a rare disease drug partnered with Pfizer ($PFE), said today that it has hired Citigroup to help review "a broad array of product partnering, technology sharing and other strategic alternatives" for the Israel-based biotech company.

Pfizer, Protalix near Elelyso supply deal in Brazil

Pfizer ($PFE) and Protalix ($PLX) are near a coup for their new Gaucher's disease drug Elelyso. According to Globes, the Israel-based company and its behemoth partner are negotiating a supply deal with the Brazilian government. If the deal is signed within a few days, as Globes ' sources say, it would be worth "hundreds of millions" to the companies.

Shire's Gaucher drug beats Cerezyme in bone study

The company announced trial results showing its Gaucher disease drug Vpriv improved bone density in patients' spines, but Sanofi's Cerezyme didn't.

EU regulators shut out new Gaucher drug from Pfizer, Protalix

Just weeks after winning U.S. approval for their new Gaucher drug taliglucerase alfa, the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use says Pfizer and Protalix BioTherapeutics should be shut out of the EU in order to honor Shire's exclusive status for its currently used Vpriv.

Protalix scores $25M milestone from Pfizer

Pfizer followed GlaxoSmithKline and other pharma companies that journeyed into the rare disease arena, paying $60 million upfront to partner with Protalix and agreeing to pay out up to $55 million in milestones.

Pfizer aims at Genzyme with Gaucher drug approval

In announcing the FDA approval of its new Gaucher disease treatment Elelyso, Pfizer put Genzyme firmly in its sights.

FDA OK for Gaucher drug opens new market for Pfizer, Protalix

After initially being rebuffed at the FDA Pfizer and Protalix have snagged an FDA OK for their new Gaucher disease drug Elelyso (taliglucerase).