Synageva announces 12-week data from sebelipase alfa Phase I/II study on LAL Deficiency

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Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) (NASDAQ:GEVA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare diseases, today announced publication of the 12-week Phase I/II extension study data of sebelipase alfa in adults with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL Deficiency) in the online version and an upcoming print edition of Hepatology.

"Children and adults with late onset LAL Deficiency can suffer from serious liver complications and accelerated atherosclerosis," said Manisha Balwani, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, and principal investigator in the study. "Based on its mechanism of action, sebelipase alfa addresses the root cause of LAL Deficiency, and the Phase I/II extension study in adults with LAL Deficiency illustrates that sebelipase alfa improves patients' abnormalities associated with the disease."

Source: Synageva BioPharma Corp.

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