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FDA approves MPS VII drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mepsevii (vestronidase alfa-vjbk) to treat pediatric and adult patients with MPS VII, Sly syndrome. The safety and efficacy of Mepsevii, developed by Ultragenyx, were established in clinical trial and were tested on 23 patients ranging from 5 months to 25 years of age. Patients received treatment with … Continued

Sangamo treats first patient with gene therapy

Sangamo Therapeutics treated its first patient in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial (“the CHAMPIONS study“) evaluating SB-913, an investigational in vivo genome editing therapy for people with MPS II, Hunter syndrome. Sangamo aims to treat MPS II by using genome editing to insert a corrective gene into a precise location in the DNA of liver … Continued

Society awards MPS and ML research grants

The National MPS Society’s annual research program has awarded $405,000 in funding for additional research grants. Dr. Sharon Byers – $90,000 general grant over two years SA Pathology (WHC site) Adelaide, Australia “Can the cell cycle be re-set to normal in the MPS growth plate chondrocytes?” Dr. Igor Nestrasil – $60,000 MPS I grant Department … Continued

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