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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

Update #17 on the AIDNPC Clinical Programme

The study was recently completed in May 2017. A total of 35 patients were enrolled across 12 sites in 8 countries. The primary objective of the 001 study was to characterize the individual patient’s disease progression profile through clinical, biological and quality-of-life measures recorded prospectively, as well as the historic disease information collected from patient medical records. The 001 study has already provided us with some valuable learnings: The NPC-CSS disease score were completed by patients with a good compliance, the skin biopsies and blood tests have been valuable for development and conformation of biomarkers, and we found that two-thirds of patients were treated with miglustat as part of their standard of care. Once all data have been analysed, we expect to gain insight about biomarkers and how the disease evolves over time in greater detail.

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25.08.16

Route of Administration Preferences Study

There is an opportunity for you to participate in a market research study about Niemann-Pick Type C, conducted by an organization called ApotheCom on behalf of an industry sponsor.

The goal of the study is to understand your preferences and concerns regarding the method through which a drug could be administered to manage Niemann-Pick Type C.

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