UniQure ends safety probe

Tuesday 13 April 2021


UniQure NV has concluded an investigation of a patient who had a preliminary diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) whilst participating in the gene therapy trial HOPE-B for haemophilia. In a statement issued on 29 March, the company said “it is highly unlikely the HCC was caused by etranacogene dezaparvovec.” The company has shared the data with the US Food and Drug Administration, which put a clinical hold on the trial in December 2020.