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    August SMA clinical trial news

    Some promising updates on SMA type 1 trials :)

    Gene therapy company, AveXis, announced positive results from its ongoing SMA type 1 trial. This phase 1 trial is testing the safety and effectiveness of AVSX-101, an AAV-based therapy that aims to replace the defective SMN1 gene. Trial participants have shown improvements in their motor skills and there have been no major safety concerns so far. AveXis is due to meet with the FDA to discuss future developments for AVSX-101.

    Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals announced that infants with SMA type 1 who received nusinersen as part of the ongoing phase 3 trial called ENDEAR, have already experienced a statistically significant improvement in the achievement of motor milestones. The companies now intend to file for marketing approval with regulatory authorities in the coming months. Biogen is also working to open a global expanded access programme, which will allow all eligible infants with SMA type 1 to take nusinersen. We are seeking further information from the companies on implications for the UK and will share more details as soon as we have them.

    For more information on these stories, please see our Breaking News in Research page >> http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/progress-in-research/breaking-research-news/

    Dr Jenny Sharpe, Research Communications Manager at Muscular Dystrophy UK

    Jenny Sharpe
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    #136268
    Reply To: August SMA clinical trial news

    Thank You very much for posting!

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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