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Cytokinetics Drug Awarded Orphan Drug Designation in the US

25 May 2017 / Posted in: Research

Cytokinetics has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to its compound CK-2127107 for the potential treatment of SMA.

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Read the Latest Responses from Biogen about Nusinersen in the UK

16 May 2017 / Posted in: Research

Biogen responds to NHS England's requests about the UK EAP for infants with SMA Type 1; they also tell us when they hope to hear from NICE.

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Biogen Advises on Future Access Position for Children Enrolled in an SMA Type 1 EAP

11 May 2017 / Posted in: Research

We asked about the position in the UK and overseas.

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Update on NHS England's position re EAP for SMA Type 1

10 May 2017 / Posted in: Research

You can now read the latest information about NHS England’s position on considering the possibility of supporting the costs of delivering the EAP in England. We now have authority to share information from the meeting we attended on 25th April with the NHS England Specialised Commissioning team.

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SMA Type 3 and Me - New Book Publication

09 May 2017 / Posted in: Information & Support

Explaining SMA and why it happens is quite difficult. This book is aimed at children aged 8 and over but it can also be read to a younger child, be used in schools or when explaining SMA to friends.

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Competition Time! Competition Time!

08 May 2017 / Posted in: Help Us

We are revamping our Coffee and Cake Day packs and are looking to feature two recipes. Enter your family favourites now! Closing date is Friday 26th May at 5.00pm.

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Children's Hospice Week 22nd-28th May 2017

04 May 2017 / Posted in: Information & Support

This year, Together for Short Lives will be turning up the volume on children’s palliative care to raise awareness. Find out how you can get involved.

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New SMA Voices: Maddison

03 May 2017 / Posted in: Information & Support

Lidia, Maddison's mum, shares their family's thoughts and experiences in this SMA Voices piece about Maddison who was diagnosed with SMARD at 9 months and is now 8 years old.

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Wanted - Your Feedback!

27 April 2017 / Posted in: Information & Support

​Calling all individuals, families and professionals. Please tell us what you think about current services and give your thoughts on our future direction in our survey. Closing date for responses is 5pm on Friday 26th May 2017.

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Cytokinetics Initiates Second Cohort in Phase 2 Trial of CK-2127107

26 April 2017 / Posted in: Research

Cytokinetics has announced that it has initiated enrolment of a second cohort of SMA patients with SMA Types 2, 3 or 4 in their phase 2 clinical trial of CK-2127107, in North America.

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