Biogen reports positive spinal muscular atrophy for Spinraza

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Biogen has announced new clinical trial data that demonstrates the benefits its drug Spinraza can offer to spinal muscular atrophy patients.

Data presented at the recent Cure SMA 2017 conference in Orlando has underlined the clinically meaningful effectiveness of Spinraza in individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), regardless of their level of disease severity.

“Biogen has reported new clinical data showing the effectiveness of Spinraza in the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, regardless of disease severity.“

An analysis of the phase III ENDEAR study showed that a greater proportion of infants with SMA on permanent ventilation treated with Spinraza achieved clinical benefits compared to untreated infants, while findings from this study and another phase III trial, CHERISH, indicated that earlier Spinraza treatment may lead to improved outcomes.

Additionally, results from an interim analysis of the phase II NURTURE study showed that Biogen's drug had an impact on event-free survival, measures of motor function and achievement of motor milestones in infants prior to symptom onset.

Dr Wildon Farwell, senior medical director for clinical development at Biogen, said: "We are encouraged to see unprecedented motor function gains in infants on permanent ventilation and a continued favourable benefit-risk profile across a broad population."

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