Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Santhera, ReveraGen Advancing Plans for Vamorolone Application

Santhera Pharmaceuticals and ReveraGen BioPharma are gearing up to submit a new drug application (NDA) asking for U.S. approval of vamorolone as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The companies announced Tuesday they had completed a pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Atamyo Seeking Approval for LGMD Gene Therapy Trial in Europe

Atamyo Therapeutics is seeking approvals in Europe to launch its first trial testing ATA-100, its investigational gene therapy for a type of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). The company, a spin-off from Genethon, a Paris-based genetics research laboratory, has submitted an application asking three European…

FDA Puts Investigational DM1 Therapy AOC 1001 on Fast Track

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to AOC 1001, an investigational treatment for myotonic dystrophy type 1, known as DM1, a late-developing muscle disorder. The designation will enable AOC 1001’s developer, Avidity Biosciences, to have more frequent interactions with the FDA throughout…

CAP-1002 Cell Therapy Improves Arm, Heart Function in DMD

Treatment with the investigational cell therapy CAP-1002 significantly improved arm and heart function in boys and young men at advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to final data from the HOPE-2 clinical trial. The Phase 2 trial also “met various skeletal and cardiac endpoints [goals] suggesting clinically…

BBP-418, Potential LGMD2i Therapy in Phase 2 Trial, on FDA Fast Track

BBP-418, an investigational disease-modifying medication that aims to improve muscle strength and function in people with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2i (LGMD2i), has been given fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation aims to facilitate and speed the development and regulatory review of…

FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Edgewise’s EDG-5506 for BMD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track status to EDG-5506, Edgewise Therapeutics’ investigational oral therapy for Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). This designation is given to experimental treatments that are intended to treat serious conditions and fill an unmet medical need. It confers certain benefits, like…