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2014-05-01 23:00:48

'We Believe' is a viral social media campaign that sheds light on Friedreich's Ataxia, a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no treatment or cure. May 17th is FA Awareness Day. National (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 What do you believe in? What drives you? What gets you up and out of bed in the morning? Is it money? Is it family? Is it hope? For families living with a loved one fighting Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), it is the belief that one day there will be a treatment...

2014-04-06 16:20:26

AAVLife aimed at advancing gene therapy for cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia to clinic DOWNINGTOWN, Pa., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is pleased to recognize the ground-breaking gene-therapy research of FARA-funded scientist Dr. Hélène Puccio. In the current online issue of Nature Medicine, Dr. Puccio and her colleagues present significant results demonstrating that gene-replacement therapy using an adeno-associated...

2014-03-19 23:25:02

EPI-743 gains key regulatory endorsement. Downingtown, PA, (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Edison Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Status to EPI-743 for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-awards-fast-track-status-to-edison-pharmaceuticals-epi-743-for-friedreichs-ataxia-250558901.html). This status will further accelerate the clinical development of EPI-743 now under way in two...

2014-03-17 00:23:45

EPI-743 in two phase 2 development studies for Friedreich's ataxia MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation to EPI-743, the company's lead drug, for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia. EPI-743 is being developed for pediatric and adult mitochondrial disease, including Friedreich's ataxia. EPI-743 has successfully completed phase 1 and multiple...

2014-03-17 00:23:41

FDA approves IND for clinical trial in ultra rare orphan mitochondrial disease MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced the initiation of a phase 2 study entitled "A Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Study of EPI-743 (Vincerinone(TM)) in Children with Pearson Syndrome." The Investigative New Drug application (IND) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Hematology and Oncology Products. The trial is a...

2014-02-05 23:23:28

Repligen Corporation announced that BioMarin Pharmaceutical has acquired the assets in the company’s Histone DeACetylase (HDAC) inhibitor program. Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Repligen Corporation announced that BioMarin Pharmaceutical has acquired the assets in the company’s Histone DeACetylase (HDAC) inhibitor program. Repligen has been advancing a therapeutic research and development program in Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) in which specific HDAC inhibitors have been...

2014-02-04 23:00:35

EPI-743 phase 2b Friedreich's ataxia trial fully enrolled. Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to vatiquinone (EPI-743) for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-grants-edison-pharmaceuticals-epi-743-orphan-status-for-friedreichs-ataxia-243439351.html). Orphan status brings additional momentum and acceleration to the...

2014-02-04 00:21:05

EPI-743 in phase 2 development for Friedreich's ataxia MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Status to vatiquinone for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia. Vatiquinone is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for Edison's EPI-743. The INN is a unique international name issued by the World Health Organization. It is used to identify the active pharmacological...

2013-12-31 08:23:24

Exclusive Channel Collaboration Focused on DNA-based Therapeutics for Children and Adults with Friedreich's ataxia NEW YORK and GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilis Biotherapeutics, LLC, a synthetic biology-based company focused on rare genetic diseases, and Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today an Exclusive Channel Collaboration (ECC) to develop DNA-based therapeutics for Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA), a rare genetic...


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