Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Sarepta, ending a protracted process that may have cost its last CEO his job, submitted its treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy to the FDA, setting the stage for a possible approval early next year.
The FDA has given Sarepta Therapeutics the go-ahead to start a rolling submission for its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, eteplirsen. The green light comes 7 weeks after Sarepta parted company with its CEO Chris Garabedian--and his interim successor was quick to frame the regulatory breakthrough as the result of the subsequent shift in strategy.
Cambridge, MA-based Catabasis is once again raising cash. According to a Form D filed with the SEC yesterday, the biotech has raised $12.4 million out of a $20.4 million raise.
The U.K.'s Summit Therapeutics is elbowing its way into the race to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, pulling off a $34 million U.S. IPO to fund its research.
Investigators at Duke have turned to a new gene-editing tool to come up with a new approach to Duchenne muscular dystrophy that theoretically could apply to a majority of the boys afflicted with the fatal rare disease.
SINGAPORE-- Several Japan drugmakers are making strides toward being major pioneers in the new pharmaceuticals field of nucleic acid-based treartments. A few already have clinical trials in the works for such things as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
A biotech with scientific roots at the University of Oxford and a new approach to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy is coming to America with a $40 million IPO.
Scientists say that they have developed a method to use modified messenger RNA to lengthen telomeres, opening a pathway to countering the effects of aging in cells--a process that might apply to a range of diseases from DMD to diabetes and heart disease.
Prosensa has begun the FDA submission process for its treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, planning to fully file by year's end with hopes of finally winning approval for a drug that has survived a few brushes with failure.
Prosensa, one of a handful of biotechs racing to develop treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has secured $7 million from a nonprofit to accelerate its R&D efforts.