Alnylam is sponsoring free, third-party genetic testing and counseling for individuals who may carry a gene mutation known to be associated with hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis. The Alnylam Act™ (formerly known as Alnylam Assist) program was created to potentially increase diagnosis rates and to provide genetic counseling to help people make more informed decisions about their health. Learn More.
We reported final 24-month results from our Phase 2 open-label extension (OLE) study of patisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis. These data were presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pre-Clinical Data with a Combinatorial RNAi/Vaccination Therapy as a Potential Functional Cure for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
We presented pre-clinical data with a combinatorial RNAi/vaccination therapy for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection at The EASL International Liver Congress, held April 19-23 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Treatment with the combination therapy led to an HBV-specific immune response and sustained loss of HBsAg in a mouse model of chronic HBV infection. We believe this approach holds potential promise for use in a clinical setting to treat patients with hepatitis B.
Results of Survey Assessing Utility and User Experience with Alnylam Act Reported at Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
We presented results from a survey evaluating the utility and user experience of an independent genetic testing and counseling service for hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis that is supported by Alnylam – Alnylam Act – at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, held March 21 – 25 in Phoenix, Arizona. In May 2016, a 20-question survey was sent to 142 healthcare professionals who registered for an account to use Alnylam Act. The results of the survey demonstrated the free third-party services are useful in diagnosing or ruling out hATTR amyloidosis in individuals at risk based on symptomology or family history. The survey also showed that the program is helping individuals overcome barriers to genetic testing, such as lack of – or inadequate – insurance coverage.