News

The purpose of SMA Europe is to provide a framework to stimulate collaboration and accelerate translational research pathways in SMA and promote patient care.

  1. FDA grants priority review to risdiplam for the treatment of SMA

    The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for risdiplam (RG7916) for the treatment of SMA. The FDA’s decision will be announced on 24th May 2020. If approved, risdiplam, an orally administered liquid, would be the first at-home administered medicine for people living with SMA. […]

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  2. FDA puts partial hold on AVXS-101 intrathecal clinical trials for SMA

    Novartis announced this morning that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has placed a partial hold on AVXS-101 intrathecal clinical trials for SMA patients based on findings in a small pre-clinical animal study. Zolgensma® , also known as AVXS-101 intravenous administration is not impacted and remains available in the US. Novartis is […]

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  3. Biogen announces new nusinersen trial in broad patient population

    Biogen has announced that it will conduct a new global clinical trial,  DEVOTE. The study will evaluate if higher dosing of nusinersen can provide  improved efficacy in the treatment of SMA across a broad population of patients. The study aims to further build on the long-term safety profile and efficacy of nusinersen in a projected […]

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  4. A community update from Biogen

    Following a request from SMA Europe, Biogen has released the following community updates on: Access to Spinraza™ : 28 European countries now have access to Spinraza™ for 5q SMA Types I, II and III, via regular reimbursement but in some cases, including age restrictions. Additionally, in certain countries there are rare disease/ medical committees who […]

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