Rare disease advocates are marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark Orphan Drug Act, which has led to over 1100 approvals for new therapies.
The Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC) is an ambitious public-private partnership that aims to develop gene therapies for ultrarare diseases.
The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases pushes a legislative agenda aimed at benefitting the 30 million Americans with a rare disease.
Meg and Christopher Haberman, whose son Isaac has Pompe disease, are strong advocates for nationwide newborn screening for Pompe.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) will take center stage at the first in-person annual gathering of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since March 2019.
When it comes to rare disorders, Israel—a New Jersey-sized nation of 9.3 million that’s made headlines this year for its highly successful coronavirus vaccination campaign—is clearly an emerging powerhouse.
Pompe disease is a rare, multisystemic, autosomal recessive disease also known as glycogen storage disease type II. It is caused by the lack or deficiency of lysosomal acid-alpha-glucosidase (GAA), which leads to the accumulation of glycogen within lysosomes that manifests as a multisystem disorder. There was no specific treatment for Pompe disease until the first…
Researchers are racing to develop a gene therapy for Pompe disease, even as Sanofi Genzyme prepares to market avalglucosidase alfa-ngpt (Nexviazyme®) for patients at least 1 year old with the late-onset version of the illness. Until the US Food and Drug Administration approved avalglucosidase alfa on August 6, 2021, the only other drug cleared to treat…