Author Archives: Lindsey Shapiro PhD

Apitegromab Clinical Trial Updates Expected This Year

The ongoing SAPPHIRE clinical trial testing apitegromab, Scholar Rock’s investigational muscle-directed therapy, in people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is expected to complete patient enrollment later this year, the company announced. Top-line data from the trial are anticipated in 2024. Should results be positive, Scholar Rock…

CANbridge Acquires Possibly Safer, More Effective SMA Gene Therapy

CANbridge Pharmaceuticals has acquired exclusive global rights to develop, manufacture, and commercialize a second-generation gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The company had completed preclinical studies of the investigational gene therapy in collaboration with the Horae Gene Therapy Center at the University of Massachusetts (UMass)…

Biogen, Alycone Team Up for Easier ASO Treatment Device

Biogen is collaborating with Alcyone Therapeutics to develop an implantable medical device that more easily delivers antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapies to the spinal canals of people with certain neurological disorders. Under the terms of the agreement, Biogen will acquire exclusive global rights to Alcyone’s ThecaFlex DRx system in…