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.Read more
“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.”Read more
"Completing enrollment in the pivotal Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of VTS-270 is a significant milestone for the NPC community and Vtesse, and we are fortunate to have exceeded our goal of 51 participants. We are extremely grateful to the study participants and their families, as well as the clinical site investigators and staff, for their collective commitment and significant contributions to the development of a potential treatment for NPC," said Ben Machielse, Drs., Vtesse's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to generating topline results from the study early next year."Read more
'With the AIDNPC study close to being fully recruited, Orphazyme proposed a change of frequency for the now-monthly teleconference calls providing updates. Once the last patient has been enrolled, the updates could be provided on a quarterly basis. The company invites the patient organisations to share their views on the proposed change in TC frequency.'Read more
On 28 February 2017, the tenth edition of Rare Disease Day will see thousands of people from all over the world come together to advocate for more research on rare diseases. Over the last few decades, funds dedicated to rare disease research have increased. But it can’t stop there.
Rare Disease Day 2017 is therefore an opportunity to call upon researchers, universities, students, companies, policy makers and clinicians to do more research and to make them aware of the importance of research for the rare disease community.Read more