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SMA Biomarkers

Biomarkers are medical indicators that can be measured to inform us of the progress of a disease.

For example, the amount of a particular protein found in a blood or urine sample may have a strong correlation with the phase of a disease; measuring the amount of this protein will then help us to better assess the state of the disease.

Reliable biomarkers can therefore also help to determine whether a particular therapy is having the desired positive effect on a disease, as the levels of the biomarkers should be responsive to effective treatments.

Research is being conducted to find a dependable set of biomarkers for SMA, which will be an invaluable tool for helping to assess the effectiveness of potential therapies in SMA clinical trials.

Progress with SMA Biomarkers

2012

Biomarkers for SMA Clincial study published

The sMA foundation and myriad rbm launch sma biomarker panel

sma biomarker study to be launched this spring