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HEMGENIX is the first ever gene therapy for hemophilia B, and as you discuss it with your patients, important questions can arise. Here, you can find answers to some of these common questions about treatment with HEMGENIX.

What patients were included in the HEMGENIX HOPE-B study?
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References: 1. Miesbach W, Frank WG, Leebeek FWG, Recht M, et al; for the HOPE-B Investigators. Final analysis from the pivotal phase 3 HOPE-B gene therapy trial: stable steady-state efficacy and safety of etranacogene dezaparvovec in adults with severe or moderately severe haemophilia B. Presented at: 15th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD 2022); February 2-4, 2022; Virtual. 2. Pipe S, Leebeek FWG, Ferreira V, Sawyer EK, Pasi J. Clinical considerations for capsid choice in the development of liver-targeted AAV-based gene transfer. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2019;15:170-178. doi:10.1016/j.omtm.2019.08.015 3. Vance MA, Mitchell A, Samulski RJ. AAV biology, infectivity and therapeutic use from bench to clinic. In: Hashad D, ed. Gene Therapy: Principles and Challenges [Internet]. IntechOpen; 2015. Accessed October 13, 2022. doi: 10.5772/61988 4. Perrin GQ, Herzog RW, Markusic DM. Update on clinical gene therapy for hemophilia. Blood. 2019;133(5):407-414. doi:10.1182/blood-2018-07-820720 5. Bulcha JT, Wang Y, Ma H, Tai PWL, Gao G. Viral vector platforms within the gene therapy landscape. Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2021 Feb 8;6(1):53. doi:10.1038/s41392-021-00487-6 6. Arruda VR, Doshi BS. Gene therapy for hemophilia: facts and quandaries in the 21st century. Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis. 2020;12(1):e2020069. doi:10.4084/MJHID.2020.069

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Warning and Precautions

Infusion Reactions

Infusion reactions, including hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis, may occur. Monitor during administration and for at least 3 hours after end of infusion. If symptoms occur, slow or interrupt administration. Re-start administration at a slower infusion once resolved.

Hepatotoxicity/Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Post-dose, monitor for elevated transaminase levels. Consider corticosteroid treatment should elevations occur. The integration of liver-targeting AAV vector DNA into the genome may carry the theoretical risk of hepatocellular carcinoma development. For patients with preexisting risk factors for hepatocellular carcinogenicity, perform regular (eg, annual) abdominal ultrasound and alpha-fetoprotein testing following administration.

Immune-mediated neutralization of the AAV5 vector capsid

Preexisting neutralizing anti-AAV antibodies may impede transgene expression at desired levels.

Monitoring Laboratory Tests

In addition to monitoring liver function, monitor for Factor IX activity and Factor IX inhibitors after administration.

Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥5%) were elevated ALT, headache, blood creatine kinase elevations, flu-like symptoms, infusion-related reactions, fatigue, nausea, malaise, and elevated AST.


HEMGENIX®, etranacogene dezaparvovec-drlb, is an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy indicated for the treatment of adults with Hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency) who:

  • Currently use Factor IX prophylaxis therapy, or
  • Have current or historical life-threatening hemorrhage, or
  • Have repeated, serious spontaneous bleeding episodes.

HEMGENIX is for single use intravenous infusion only.

Contraindications: None.

Please see full prescribing information for HEMGENIX.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact the CSL Behring Pharmacovigilance Department at 1-866-915-6958 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or