enzyme replacement therapy


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enzyme replacement therapy

n.
The administration of usually synthetic enzymes to limit or control the effects of a disease involving a specific enzyme deficiency, especially the use of pancreatic enzymes in the treatment of cystic fibrosis or other disorders of the pancreas, or the replacement of any of various enzymes implicated in disorders of lysosome storage.
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'We are delighted to submit the Hunterase NDA, which includes data from the first enzyme replacement therapy trial in Chinese patients to the NMPA, so soon after having licensed the treatment in January,' said James Xue, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO, CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The enzyme replacement therapy is designed to slow down the progression of the disease, and is being offered to five children through a "compassionate study" at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.
KEY WORDS: Gaucher disease, Enzyme replacement therapy, Cerezyme.
(26) Babies born with the infantile-onset form of Pompe disease typically die within the first year of life, though enzyme replacement therapy can now prolong that lifespan.
Use of enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease during pregnancy.
The court ordered that enzyme replacement therapy be provided to a rickshaw- puller's seven- year- old son suffering from the genetic disorder.
In addition to enzyme replacement therapy, supportive care is critical if patients with Pompe's disease are to maximize their abilities and quality of life.
"Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is the only specific treatment available for some LSDs," she said in reply to a question.
"There are two current treatments for Hurler's syndrome: costly enzyme replacement therapy or bone marrow transplants which require a perfectly matched donor," said Dr Sharon Byers, affiliate senior lecturer within the School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences.
The addition of microbial beta-galactosidases directly to milk at mealtime represents a potential "enzyme replacement therapy" for primary lactase deficiency.
BioMarin expects to double its annual sales to USD1bn (EUR764.3m) following the launch of Galns, its enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Morquio A syndrome, a rare, inherited lysosomal storage disorder.
Tim Cox, professor of medicine at the University of Cambridge and the first UK doctor to give Gaucher patients enzyme replacement therapy, welcomes industry investment but believes pricing at present is "completely arbitrary".
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