AstraZeneca: agreement with Ionis on Eplontersen
(CercleFinance.com) - AstraZeneca announces that it has entered into a new global development and commercialisation agreement with Ionis Pharmaceuticals for eplontersen, an investigational drug designed to reduce the production of transthyretin (TTR protein) in amyloid transthyretin cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) and amyloid transthyretin polyneuropathy (ATTR-PN).
The companies will jointly develop and market eplontersen in the United States, while AstraZeneca will develop and market it in the rest of the world, excluding Latin America.
ATTR-CM is a systemic, progressive and fatal disease that leads to progressive heart failure and death within four years of diagnosis, while ATTR-PN is usually fatal within ten years, the laboratory says.
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