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Gene Therapy Lowers Toxic RNA Due to C9ORF72 Mutations in ALS

One-time delivery of a CRISPR-based gene therapy significantly reduced the buildup of toxic RNA molecules resulting from C9ORF72 mutations in cells and mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the therapy’s developer, Locanabio, reported. The approach was designed using the company’s CORRECTx platform, which uses CRISPR technology to…

Cytokinetics Reaffirms Years-long Partnership With ALS Association

After several years of support, the late-stage biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics is reaffirming its commitment to the ALS Association and its efforts to battle amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and assist the ALS community. In addition to backing nationwide organizational efforts, Cytokinetics has, for more than a decade, provided support…

Radicava Oral Suspension Earns FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA)’s oral suspension formulation of edaravone, Radicava ORS, for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The oral therapy is designed to offer the same efficacy as MTPA’s Radicava (edaravone) — an FDA-approved, into-the-vein therapy…