Biogen Nusinersen application

January 24, 2017 Dear Cure SMA Canada Members, I hope you are doing well. I would like to update you on the latest information to share about Biogen’s Nusinersen application for approval from Health Canada. There are many questions being asked in terms of where we are with the application from a patient’s timeline perspective…

Update from Dr. Rashmi Kothary

Cure SMA Canada Funded Canadian Researcher Dr. Rashmi Kothar Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Biosketch: Dr. Kothary is the Deputy Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia and pursued postdoctoral research in the laboratories of Dr. Janet Rossant at…

DONATE A CAR

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for “Cure SMA Canada”. To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Cure SMA Canada ”, go to www.donatecar.ca. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your…

Callen’s first birthday toy Drive

CALLEN’S FIRST BIRTHDAY TOY DRIVE FROM JUNE 1ST TILL JUNE 14THThis is an online event and u can participate now until Callen’s birthday when we will close orders. Please join event, you don’t have to go anywhere! Callen’s First Birthday is just around the corner. This marks another milestone and day that should be filled…

2016 research news

FDA approves Spinraza (nursinersin) for treating SMA – Dec 2016. Canadian locations were part of the clinical trials. There are many more details at the Cure SMA (USA) research review page. Biogen Update – Sept 2016 – Nusinersin Biogen ENDEAR Update – transition to expanded access program. “… we have reported positive results from a…

February 5, 2015 Project update for FSMA Canada (Cure SMA) Grant: KT1415 (Feb 1, 2014 to Jan 31, 2016) $50,000 per year

Title: The Non-SMN Mediated Benefits of The HDAC Inhibitor Trichostatin A PI: Rashmi Kothary We have just completed the first year of funding from FSMA Canada. Objective: Our goal was to better understand how a small molecule (TSA) that is a global gene regulator ameliorates the disease symptoms and pathology in a mouse model of…

Isis Pharmaceuticals Reports Data from ISIS-SMN Rx Phase 2 Study in Infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) today provided an update on its ongoing open-label Phase 2 clinical study of ISIS-SMNRx in infants with Type I spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Previously the company reported data from this study on event-free survival, measures of muscle function and assessments of developmental milestones.…