Latest News: Research
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.
25 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceutical have released information on the CHERISH and NURTURE clinical trials of their gene therapy drug, Spinraza (formerly nusinersen).
21 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the marketing approval of nusinersen.
18 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
This new research article looks at recent research into different aspects of spinal surgery, in the treatment of scoliosis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
13 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Biogen have set out their reasoning for this decision. We understand many families will be bitterly disappointed by this news.
06 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Today, seventy clinicians, physiotherapists, study coordinators, industry and advocacy groups' representatives, including SMA Support UK, outline their position and recommendations to NICE, NHS England's Care and Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs), NHS Trusts and Biogen.
05 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
AveXis has released results from the completed Phase I trial of their gene therapy drug for SMA, AVXS-101.
29 March 2017 / Posted in: Research
SMA Support UK will today join Genetic Alliance UK and MDUK at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Muscular Dystrophy which NICE will also attend.
28 March 2017 / Posted in: Research
A workshop is taking place in London in January for people with a lived experience of genetic conditions as part of a new research project.
17 March 2017 / Posted in: Research
Our current focus is on trying to get NHS England to agree a potential commissioning framework to support the provision of this new and first treatment for SMA. Find out how you can support these efforts by contacting your local MP with this template letter.