DMD

Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of CAP-1002 Therapy for DMD Launching Soon

A potentially pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial called HOPE-3, which will test the effectiveness of the experimental cell therapy CAP-1002 as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is expected to launch soon. Capricor Therapeutics, the company developing CAP-1002, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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).

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…

Free DMD Newborn Screening Now Offered at Boston Hospital

CureDuchenne has teamed up with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, to launch the nation’s first free newborn screening initiative for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The partnership establishes Brigham and Women’s as the only U.S. birth hospital to offer parents the choice of screening their new baby for…

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,…