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Niemann-Pick UK (NPUK) is a charitable organisation dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of those affected by Niemann-Pick diseases. We raise much needed awareness, provide practical and emotional support, advice and information and facilitate research into potential therapies.

We are a small charity with less than five hundred members, the work we do is funded entirely through fundraising activities and successful grant applications. Our strength, therefore, comes from the dedication of our much valued families, members, benefactors and volunteers who work with tremendous effort and loyalty in support of the charity.

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25.08.16

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Westminster Hall Debate

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Just last week, NICE announced its decision to implement an upper funding threshold for its Highly Specialised Technology Programme, the main route used to evaluate medicines for rare disease patients. If implemented, the plans will significantly affect rare disease patients and their ability to access life-changing treatment, delivered at a time when we should be expanding access routes rather than further limiting them.

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25.08.16

CTD Holdings Initiates Recruitment for Phase I/II Clinical Study in Europe of Trappsol® Cyclo™ for Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

“We are pleased to be participating in this promising clinical trial,” said Dr. Sharma. “Based on the compelling compassionate use data generated to date, we believe that Trappsol® Cyclo™ administered intravenously has the potential to effectively treat NPC, for which a significant unmet need exists, with only one approved treatment in Europe and none in the U.S. We look forward to evaluating Trappsol® Cyclo™ in the clinical setting in order confirm these encouraging results.”

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