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#MDA2022 – Emflaza Outperforms Prednisone in DMD Analyses

The corticosteroid Emflaza outperforms prednisone at slowing disease progression in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to new research presented at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 2022 Annual Meeting being held this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The research was funded by PTC Therapeutics, which markets Emflaza. Corticosteroids…

#RAREis Representation Program Promotes Equity, Diversity

Horizon Therapeutics has launched its #RAREis Representation program aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion among patients with rare diseases. There are about 400 million people worldwide living with a rare disease; for many of them, access to diagnosis, care, and treatments can be challenging. Accessing better care depends on…

Santhera, SEAL Deal Aims to Advance Gene Therapy for LAMA2 MD

Santhera Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement with SEAL Therapeutics, a spin-off of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, that is expected to further develop a potential gene therapy for LAMA2-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (LAMA2 MD). The new company’s gene therapy technology builds on previous research…

Rare Disease Day Panel Opens Window to Patient Experience

BioNews, the publisher of this website, hosted a virtual panel discussion on Rare Disease Day 2022, taking a deeper dive into what it’s like to live with a rare disease, including conversations about advocacy, mental health, survivor’s guilt, treatment of minority patients, and more. The Monday event, “A…