Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)


Hagit Baris-Feldman

Israel Emerges as Global Powerhouse in Rare Disease Research

TEL AVIV, Israel — On the 6th floor of Schneider Children’s Hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, 30 children with Alagille syndrome and 2 with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) receive specialized treatment from a trio of pediatric hepatologists. Across town, at Sheba Medical Center’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, pediatric…
Stem cell research

Researchers Exploring Multiple Mechanisms of Action for Treating AATD

Faron Schonfeld, a successful investment portfolio manager from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had for years suffered chronic coughing and sinus infections that only seemed to get worse. He was finally referred to a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.  That’s where he got the diagnosis: Schonfeld had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD, or simply alpha-1) —…

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Alpha-1 Clinical Insights

Rare Care Podcast

Israeli biopharma giant Kamada is banking that its inhaled AAT therapy will “revolutionize” the treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).

Mark Brantly, MD, scientific director of the Alpha-1 Foundation, is the vice-chair of research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and has spent most of his career researching a cure for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).

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