- Isis Pharmaceuticals' (ISIS) ISIS-SMN treatment appears to have increased muscle function in an ongoing multiple-dose Phase 1b/2a study of children with spinal muscular atrophy, interim results demonstrate.
- In addition, results from a biomarker assay show an increase of SMN protein (Survival of Motor Neuron) in the cerebral spinal fluid. The protein is particularly important for the maintenance of motor-neuron nerve cells, which control muscle movement.
- The results give Isis "further confidence to advance ISIS-SMNRx into a Phase 3 program" says CFO Lynne Parshall. That trial is due to start later this year. (PR)
Isis therapy for spinal muscular atrophy provides encouraging results
Feb 21 2014, 07:41 ET