gene therapy

Voyager, Novartis join to advance next-generation SMA gene therapy

Voyager Therapeutics is collaborating with Novartis to discover and develop next-generation gene therapies for conditions like spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Under terms of the agreement, Novartis will obtain a target-exclusive license to Voyager’s TRACER capsids for SMA and Huntington’s disease, and it will…

Heart marker troponin-I best tested in each SMA newborn: Study

Blood levels of troponin-I, a marker for heart muscle damage, are best measured before and after gene therapy in each newborn with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a new study concluded. Although elevated troponin-I has been associated with SMA gene therapy, levels above the reference values generated from adults…