VICTORIA, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In recognition of Lupus Awareness Month and World Lupus Day, Aurinia
Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH/TSX:AUP) (the “Company”) a late
clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with ongoing research in lupus
nephritis (“LN”), today recognized World Lupus Day and Lupus Awareness
Month with the launch of awareness and educational initiatives to
support people with LN and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (“SLE”):
Today in collaboration with Aurinia, MyLupusTeam, a social
network and support community for those living with lupus, launched
the Lupus Nephritis Resource Center. The resource center aims to
improve LN education and awareness by providing helpful resources and
information about the signs and symptoms of LN and the importance of
early diagnosis. To learn more and access these useful resources,
visit the Lupus
Nephritis Resource Center.
IN™, Aurinia’s educational program and support community for
people living with LN, has initiated a new campaign called “Send a
Message to Your Kidneys.” Aurinia invites members of the LN community
throughout the month of May to submit positive and encouraging
messages to their kidneys as a source of strength and inspiration for
those living with LN. Visit www.ALLINforLN.com/kidneymessage
to submit a message or to view the inspiring messages from others in
Aurinia has collaborated with national and regional advocacy groups to
create a Lupus Awareness Month calendar on its corporate website that
provides access to helpful tips, resources, and activities for people
with LN and lupus. Access the calendar here: www.auriniapharma.com/calendar.
Are you interested in getting involved? Visit, share, or like the
useful resources regarding LN and SLE that Aurinia posts from our
handle @AuriniaPharma on Twitter
“Up to 50% of people living with lupus may develop lupus nephritis
during their journey, so it’s important that we empower them to better
discuss risk factors, symptoms and testing with their doctors,” said
Eric Peacock, Co-Founder and CEO of MyHealthTeams. “Members of
MyLupusTeam, who are experiencing symptoms of LN, want information that
will help them better understand the condition, and they value the
connection with others facing similar challenges.”
“SLE is a chronic disease with a variable course. It is characterized by
immune cells causing inflammation in otherwise healthy organs,” said
General Manager Americas and Global Commercial Assessment, Brad
Dickerson. “One of the most serious complications of SLE is lupus
nephritis, inflammation of the kidneys, which can lead to permanent
kidney damage and potentially end-stage renal disease (ESRD)”, stated
Dickerson. “As a company with a deep history in researching LN, Aurinia
is committed to continuing to raise awareness and education around this
To learn more about LN, visit ALL IN at www.allinforlupusnephritis.com.
About Aurinia Pharmaceuticals
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical
company focused on developing and commercializing therapies to treat
targeted patient populations that are impacted by serious diseases with
a high unmet medical need. The company is currently developing an
investigational drug for the treatment of lupus nephritis and focal
segmental glomerulosclerosis. Additionally, the Company is advancing
voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS) for the treatment of dry eye
syndrome (DES). The company is headquartered in Victoria, British
Columbia and focuses its development efforts globally. For further
information, see our website at www.auriniapharma.com.
About Lupus Nephritis (“LN”)
LN is an inflammation of the kidney caused by Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (“SLE”) and represents a serious progression of SLE. SLE
is a chronic, complex and often disabling disorder. The disease is
highly heterogeneous, affecting a wide range of organs and tissue
systems. Unlike SLE, LN has straightforward disease outcomes (measuring
proteinuria) where an early response correlates with long-term outcomes.
In patients with LN, renal damage results in proteinuria and/or
hematuria and a decrease in renal function as evidenced by reduced
estimated glomerular filtration rate (“eGFR”), and increased serum
creatinine levels. LN is debilitating and costly and if poorly
controlled, LN can lead to permanent and irreversible tissue damage
within the kidney, resulting in end-stage renal disease (“ESRD”), thus
making LN a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.
MyLupusTeam is social network and support community for people living
with lupus. It is one of MyHealthTeam’s 32 and growing communities with
more than 140,000 members. MyHealthTeams creates social networks for
communities of people facing chronic conditions. MyHealthTeams believes
that if you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, it should be easy to
find and connect with others going through the same thing.
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