12 Apr
  • By Debra Miller
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CureDuchenne Shares Pfizer’s Update Regarding Initiation of Gene Therapy Trial

Today, Pfizer announced that the first patient was dosed in their mini-dystrophin gene therapy trial.  This is an exciting day for the Duchenne community.  Pfizer has the experience to conduct this trial, and manufacturing capacity to see it through to success.  Of course, this is an early stage safety trial and there is a long […]

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23 Mar
  • By Alicia Clough
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What Is the Master Protocol for Duchenne?

Monday, I attended a meeting in Washington DC, hosted by Duke University’s Center for Health Policy, which included three sessions: Using Prior Data from Early Phase Trials to Inform Phase 3 Designs Utilizing Patient Registry and Natural History Study Data to Advance Therapeutic Development for Rare Diseases Leveraging Master Protocols for Trials with Small Patient […]

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14 Mar
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Letter to the Duchenne community from Solid Biosciences about the status of the IGNITE DMD Clinical Trial

Today we announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed our Phase I/II clinical trial for SGT-001, IGNITE DMD, on Clinical Hold following a serious adverse event that occurred in the first patient dosed, a non-ambulatory adolescent. The patient was admitted to the hospital, received treatment and, as of the writing of this letter, is home with his family with no symptoms. Details about the event can be found in the press release we issued today, which is available here. The team at Solid will be working with the principal investigator and FDA to fully understand the cause and nature of this event, as well as identify appropriate next steps as soon as possible.

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13 Dec
  • By Alicia Clough
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Happy Holidays from PTC Therapeutics

We are sharing a holiday message and community update from PTC Therapeutics. Dear Duchenne Community, As we enter the holiday season, I wanted to thank the community for all your support throughout the regulatory process for Translarna™ (ataluren) with the FDA. Your voice as passionate advocates has been instrumental in this process. As you know, […]

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07 Dec
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Phase 1b clinical research study of mini-dystrophin for DMD

CureDuchenne is proud that another one of our funding projects is entering clinical trial. Pfizer Inc. is planning a Phase 1b, Multicenter, Open-label, Single Ascending Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of PF-06939926 in Ambulatory Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  This clinical research study is designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability […]

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08 Nov
  • By Alicia Clough
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CureDuchenne Ventures Seed Funding to Exonics Helped Advance CRISPR Research and Attract Series A Financing to Accelerate Development of Lead Gene Editing Program in Duchenne

Dr. Eric Olson to Provide CRISPR/Cas9 and Gene Therapy Update During November 16 Webinar   We are delighted that Exonics Therapeutics has closed a $40 million Series A financing with The Column Group (TCG) to advance its lead SingleCut CRISPR gene editing program in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and potentially other neuromuscular diseases.  CureDuchenne Ventures helped […]

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27 Oct
  • By Alicia Clough
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Recap of PTC Therapeutics Community Conference Call Re: Ataluren

          PTC Therapeutics held a community conference today regarding Ataluren.  Stuart Peltz, President and CEO, PTC Therapeutics, Inc., welcomed and thanked the community as well as provided an overview of the dispute process. The call included a Q&A session with questions that were submitted to the company in advance as well […]

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25 Oct
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PTC to File a Formal Dispute Resolution, Host Duchenne Community Call

Dear Duchenne Community, As you might have seen, the Office of Drug Evaluation I of the FDA provided a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the application to market ataluren in the United States. This means that the FDA believes ataluren cannot be approved at this time. We are extremely disappointed and we strongly disagree with […]

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25 Oct
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PTC Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter for Ataluren’s NDA

PTC Therapeutics received a Complete Response Letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Ataluren’s New Drug Application (NDA).  This means that the FDA has completed its review of the drug application and has decided it will not approve the drug. We are deeply disappointed about the FDA’s decision about Ataluren.  We look forward […]

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06 Oct
  • By Alicia Clough
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CureDuchenne at World Muscle Society 2017

The 22nd International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society took place in St Malo, between October 3 – 7, 2017. There were multiple breaking news stories on Duchenne muscular dystrophy research and development from academic groups and companies alike: Sarepta Therapeutics presented several posters on latest developments and breaking news which included: The effects […]

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