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ResearchClinical trialsJul 13, 2022

Community update Biogen: ASCEND Study

The ASCEND study is a global clinical trial initiated by Biogen to evaluate if patients who have previously received treatment with risdiplam, an approved SMA drug also known as Evrysdi® (risdiplam), and may not have achieved optimal clinical outcomes (e.g., improvement or delay in disease progression), may benefit from receiving a higher dose of nusinersen, also known as Spinraza® (nusinersen).

ResearchSMA EventsJun 28, 2022

11th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products: 27th June - 1st July

The ECRD is recognised globally as the largest, patient-led rare disease policy event in which collaborative dialogue, learning and conversation takes place, forming the groundwork to shape goal-driven rare disease policies and allow for important and innovative discussions on a national and an international level to take place.

ResearchJun 27, 2022

Poster on MANATEE: Roche and Genentech clinical study of GYM329 (RO7204239) in combination with risdiplam treatment in children with SMA

MANATEE is a global, Phase 2/3 study that will assess GYM329 in combination with risdiplam in ambulant (able to walk independently) children with SMA aged 2-10 years. Children who have been previously treated with either risdiplam, nusinersen or onasemnogene abeparvovec are eligible, as well as those who have not received treatment before. Other eligibility criteria exist. 

For more information, please see below to consult the poster.

Clinical trialsJun 22, 2022

Scholar Rock: Positive Phase 2 Topaz Trial Extension.

On June 17th, Scholar Rock announced new data from the Phase 2 TOPAZ trial extension period evaluating outcomes after 24-months of treatment.

Apitegromab, or SRK-015, is a muscle-directed therapy, developed by Scholar Rock that aims to reverse or restrict the muscle atrophy and weakness experienced by people living with SMA. The aim of the TOPAZ clinial trial, a phase 2 study, is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of apitegromab in people with later-onset SMA.