Sickle cell treatment enters Phase 3 clinical trial
An experimental treatment for sickle cell disease developed at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) has entered Phase 3 clinical trials, David I. Meyer, PhD, LA BioMed president and CEO announced today.
Researchers throughout the U.S. have begun administering the sickle cell treatment developed by investigators led by Yutaka Niihara, MD, MPH, at LA BioMed and licensed to Emmaus Medical, Inc. The patented drug treatment involves the oral administration of L-glutamine, which is the most common amino acid in the body. This is one of a very few experimental treatments for sickle cell disease to reach the Phase 3 clinical trial stage.
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