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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
The first approved gene therapy for certain paediatric Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients leads to production of the Elevidys micro-dystrophin protein.
Carsten Rudolph and Christian Plank of Ethris, an mRNA therapeutics and vaccine‑focused German biotechnology company, discuss the current state of the art in the field, including delivery systems and administration of mRNA drug candidates to prevent or treat a plethora of diseases.
John Liddell, Chief Technologist at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), writes about the challenges associated with gene therapy products, which constitute a major portion of the overall cell and gene therapy market.
The first patient has been infused in the Phase I pilot study of DT-DEC01, a chimeric cell therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Long before the advent of Coronavirus, next-generation therapies were making headlines, but the successful development of COVID-19 vaccines, including mRNA vaccines, has now shone a spotlight on next-generation therapies. This offers a boost to the long-term growth projections for the advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) sector. But although ATMPs hold…
All five pre-symptomatic babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were able to swallow and feed orally after 12 months of treatment.
The Phase III trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s PF-06939926 gene therapy in 99 paediatric Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients across 15 countries.
The FDA conditionally approved Sarepta’s Amondys 45 (casimersen) after interim Phase III results indicated the treatment is reasonably likely to be of clinical benefit.
Interim trial results suggest vamorolone may offer a superior alternative to long-term treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids in young Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients.
While medical professionals fight COVID-19 on the front line, small biotech businesses face a new uphill battle – maintaining research continuity for non-COVID-19 life-changing therapeutics.
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Vyondys 53 for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy containing a mutation of the dystrophin gene that is amenable to exon 53 skipping.
The pharmaceutical company has received a complete response letter for its golodirsen injection, which had been submitted for accelerated approval.