Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

DMD Trial Testing Oral ASP0367 Recruiting Boys 8–16 in US

A Phase 1b clinical trial evaluating Astellas Pharma’s ASP0367 is recruiting boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), ages 8–16, at six U.S. sites. The ongoing trial (NCT04184882) is evaluating the safety and tolerability of the investigational oral therapy, which is designed to improve muscle function in patients with DMD,…

CRISPR Gene Editing Therapy Is Promising in New Mixed Model

A CRISPR-Cas9-based gene editing therapy promoted the production of a smaller but functional version of the dystrophin protein in a new mixed mouse model that uses muscle cells derived from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients. The therapy is designed to delete a DMD gene region that is commonly mutated in people…