Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

New cell models available to help advance DMD research

Synthetic biology company bit.bio has launched two new human muscle cell models to advance research into new treatment strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The two models, dubbed ioSkeletal Myocytes DMD Exon 44 Deletion, and ioSkeletal Myocytes DMD Exon 52 Deletion, are the eighth and ninth products that…

Catalyst acquires North American rights to DMD therapy vamorolone

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has entered a licensing agreement for the North American rights to vamorolone, a dissociative corticosteroid under review in the U.S. and Europe for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Under the deal, Catalyst will give vamorolone’s developer Santhera Pharmaceuticals an upfront cash payment of $75 million,…

FDA panel favors accelerated approval of SRP-9001 for DMD

An advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted narrowly in favor of accelerated approval for SRP-9001 (delandistrogene moxeparvovec), an experimental gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). While the FDA is not obligated to abide by the committee’s vote, the agency will consider…

Potential Duchenne gene therapy RGX-202 on fast track

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast track designation to RGX-202, a one-time gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) that is in early clinical trials. The FDA gives this designation to investigational treatments that have the potential to address unmet clinical care needs for…