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Real-world data can be used to compare efficacy of MS treatments

Real-world data collected from a registry can be used to reliably compare the effectiveness of different multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments, so long as appropriate methodologies are employed to account for the messiness — what researchers call confounding bias — of real-world data, according to a new study. While registries…

Tysabri biosimilar Tyruko now available in Germany for RRMS

Tyruko (natalizumab), the first biosimilar of Tysabri, is now available in Germany for adults with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). As a biosimilar, Tyruko has the same safety and efficacy profile, mechanism of action, and pharmacological properties as Tysabri. Biosimilars are typically sold at lower prices than their reference medication,…

FDA grants fast track status to KYV-101 for progressive forms of MS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track status to KYV-101, Kyverna Therapeutics’ cell-based therapy candidate for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that are treatment-resistant. The FDA designation is intended to accelerate the development of therapies that aim to address unmet medical…

Scientist granted $700K to study care barriers for Latino MS patients

A Kessler Foundation research scientist will use a multiyear, $704,054 federal grant to study care barriers, cardiovascular risk factors, and accelerated brain aging in Latino multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the nonprofit healthcare organization announced in a press release. Cristina A. F. Román, PhD, an investigator with Kessler’s Rocco…