|Audentes Therapeutics Announces First Patient Enrolled in the INCEPTUS Clinical Assessment Study of XLMTM|
Study intended to serve as longitudinal baseline and within-patient control for ASPIRO, the planned Phase 1 / 2 study of AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM
"The initiation of enrollment for INCEPTUS is an important first step in the clinical development of AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM and a notable milestone for Audentes," stated Dr.
INCEPTUS is an international study of boys with XLMTM, ages three years or younger, designed to characterize their individual disease presentation, with a specific focus on respiratory measurements and assessment of muscle strength and function. Patients enrolled in INCEPTUS will be evaluated over a three to twelve-month period prior to their potential participation in ASPIRO. INCEPTUS is designed to serve as a longitudinal baseline and within-patient control for subjects who enroll in the ASPIRO study, while also facilitating the operational aspects of ASPIRO once initiated.
Audentes plans to file investigational new drug applications for AT132 with North American and European regulatory authorities in the first quarter of 2017. The company expects preliminary data from the ASPIRO study in the fourth quarter of 2017.
For additional information on INCEPTUS, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
About X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM)
X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM) is a rare, inherited disorder characterized by severe muscle weakness, respiratory impairment and early mortality. There is no approved treatment for the condition. It is caused by mutations in the MTM1 gene, which encodes a protein called myotubularin. Myotubularin plays an important role in the development, maintenance and function of skeletal muscle cells. XLMTM affects approximately 1 in 50,000 newborn males worldwide. Audentes is developing AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM in collaboration with Genethon (www.genethon.fr). AT132 is a novel product based on AAV gene therapy technology.
For more information regarding Audentes, please visit www.audentestx.com.
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