Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Soliris Shows Potential for Organ Transplants

Published: Sep 12, 2013

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Cheshire's Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. presented preliminary data Tuesday in Austria that it says is an encouraging sign its blockbuster drug Soliris may be a viable treatment to prevent kidney transplant rejections. The Phase 2 study seeks to evaluate Soliris as an investigational therapy to prevent acute antibody-mediated rejection, or AMR, in sensitized deceased-donor kidney transplant patients. Soliris, which is approved in a number of countries for treatment of several blood disorders, is not yet approved to prevent organ transplant rejections.

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