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    Courier Roche co-developed, DMD gene therapy launched marketing application

    • Last Update: 2022-10-13
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    Recently, Sarepta Therapeutics submitted a Biological Product Licensing Application (BLA) to the U.
    FDA to seek accelerated approval for the gene therapy SRP-9001 for the treatment of patients with
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
    SRP-9001 is an ongoing gene therapy for DMD developed in collaboration with Roche, and in previously published research data it demonstrates its continued efficacy
    in patients with DMD.

    DMD is a rare and fatal genetic disease, with about 1 in every 3500-5000 male newborns worldwide
    DMD is an X-linked recessive disease
    caused by mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin.
    DMD usually occurs in infants and young children, and children may experience developmental delays (eg, difficulty walking, standing from a sitting position
    As the disease progresses, symptoms of muscle weakness in the lower extremities can spread to the arms and other areas
    Most patients require full-time wheelchair use by the age of teen and gradually lose the ability to
    carry out daily life independently.
    Finally, patients begin to rely on ventilation therapy as respiratory muscle dysfunction causes more and more severe breathlessness, and heart failure due to cardiac dysfunction is the most common cause of death in patients with DMD, who usually die
    in their 20s.

    SRP-9001 (delandistrogene moxeparvovec) is an investigational gene therapy designed to deliver the gene of interest to muscle tissue and specifically produce the active ingredient
    of anti-amyotrophin.
    In December 2019, Roche partnered with Sarepta to accelerate access to SRP-9001 treatment
    for DMD patients outside the United States.
    The company aims to seek accelerated approval
    for SRP-9001.
    The review of accelerated approval will be based on the use of SRP-9001 expressed micro-anti-amyotrophin levels as an alternative endpoint to predict clinical benefit
    In addition, this BLA application is based on previous positive results
    in preclinical studies, biomarker studies, and clinical functional studies.
    In clinical trials, SRP-9001 treatment showed positive results at multiple time points, including one, two, and four years after treatment, in addition to consistently safe performance
    The BLA submission includes efficacy and safety data from multiple clinical studies (SRP-9001-101, SRP-9001-102, SRP-9001-103) and a comprehensive analysis
    covering all three studies.

    It is understood that Sarepta proposed EMBARK (code SRP-9001-301), a study that has completed the recruitment of subjects, as a post-marketing confirmatory study
    to support accelerated approval.
    EMBARK is a global randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial whose primary endpoint was to assess the change in the overall North Star Dynamic Assessment (NSAA) score of members of the
    SRP-9001 treatment group from baseline to week 52 compared with the placebo control group.

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    "Every moment, the relentless disease of DMD is taking away the muscles of thousands of children, and at the same time it is taking away their future," Dr.
    Doug Ingram, president and CEO of Sarepta Therapeutics, said in a press release.
    Sarepta's submission of a BLA application for accelerated approval of SRP-9001 is an important milestone
    in our long-term commitment to providing emergency therapeutic interventions to children.
    If approved, SRP-9001 will be the first gene therapy
    available for DMD patients.
    We are very grateful to the brave families who participated in the SRP-9001 trial, as well as the clinical researchers and experts who participated in the trial, who provided us with guidance and played a key role
    in achieving this milestone.
    " "
    To date, the RP-9001 has made several regulatory advances
    It was granted fast-track eligibility by the FDA in July 2020, an approval process by the U.
    FDA to facilitate the development and rapid review
    of therapies for the treatment of serious diseases and to fill unfinished medical needs.
    In addition to fast-track qualification, SRP-9001 has been granted rare pediatric disease (RPD) designation in the United States and orphan drug designation
    in the United States, the European Union, Switzerland and Japan.

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