The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for adults and children aged 12 years and older with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) for six months or longer without another identifiable non-blood related cause of the disease.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ pegcetacoplan beat out Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Soliris in the Phase III PEGASUS study in adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said.