Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

NORD Launches Financial Assistance Programs for MG Patients in US

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those with rare diseases, has launched new patient assistance programs for people with myasthenia gravis (MG) living in the U.S. The new assistance programs aim to help patients who have limited financial resources with…

Argenx Files for FDA Approval of Efgartigimod for Generalized MG

Argenx has filed an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting the approval of efgartigimod (ARGX-113) to treat generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). Similar approval requests are on track to be filed in Europe and Japan this year, Argenx stated in a recently released corporate update.

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Momenta and Rights to Nipocalimab

Johnson & Johnson will acquire Momenta Pharmaceuticals, which has been developing nipocalimab (M281) for the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG). The process, which involves an all-cash deal totaling about $6.5 billion, is expected to be completed before the end of this year. The acquisition will enable…

Mitochondria Defects in Immune Cells May Cause MG, Study Says

Defects in mitophagy — the process that degrades defective mitochondria, the cell compartments responsible for producing energy — in certain types of immune cells may cause myasthenia gravis (MG), a study contends. The findings also suggest that an antibiotic with immunosuppressant properties, called rapamycin, holds promise…

Rituximab More Beneficial if Given to gMG Patients Early, Study Finds

Rituximab seems to be more effective in newly-diagnosed patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), compared to people at more advanced stages of the disease, a study has found. Investigators also noted that among newly-diagnosed patients, rituximab seems to be superior to other conventional immunosuppressive regimens. The study, “…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.