Shire Files To Offer Alternative Treatment for Gaucher Disease

Shire Human Genetic TherapiesMBBP client Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has announced that it has filed a treatment protocol for velaglucerase alfa, its enzyme replacement therapy in development for the treatment of Gaucher Disease. According to a Mass High Tech article, the move was at the request of the FDA, in view of a potential restriction on the availability of the current approved and marketed treatment the disease — Cerezyme by Genzyme. See the full Shire news release here.

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