— Results at one year demonstrate continued safety and tolerability of SRP-9001 micro-dystrophin gene therapy in four patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy —
— Confirmed vector transduction and functional improvements maintained through one year —
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases, today announced safety and tolerability data at one year from four Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) clinical trial participants who received SRP-9001 micro-dystrophin (AAVrh74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin) have been published in JAMA Neurology. SRP-9001 is an investigational gene transfer therapy intended to deliver its micro-dystrophin-encoding gene to muscle tissue for the targeted production of micro-dystrophin protein.
“We are encouraged by the successful and safe systemic delivery of our micro-dystrophin transgene from our AAVrh74 viral capsid and targeted muscle expression results, demonstrating the safety and efficacy of SRP-9001 gene transfer maintained over one year in this cohort of participants living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” said Louise Rodino-Klapac, Ph.D., senior vice president of gene therapy, Sarepta Therapeutics. “Following the 9-month update we shared last year, the peer-reviewed publication of these results in JAMA Neurology further supports the potential for SRP-9001 to provide clinically meaningful functional improvements in terms of speed and magnitude of improvement for patients with DMD. Study 102, our randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of SRP-9001, is ongoing and we look forward to sharing the results in early 2021 as we work toward our ultimate goal of profoundly improving the lives of as many patients living with DMD as possible.”