MDA has awarded $750,000 to Summit Corp. to test a new formulation of its utrophin booster SMT C1100 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
posted on December 20, 2011 - 12:05pm
MDA has awarded $750,000 to Summit Corporation PLC for development and testing of SMT C1100, the company's experimental drug for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Summit is an Oxford, United Kingdom, drug discovery company.
The award was made through MDA's Venture Philanthropy (MVP) arm, a part of MDA's translational research program.
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posted on May 16, 2011 - 2:41pm
Idebenone may help maintain respiratory function in DMD
Santhera Pharmaceuticals announced May 9, 2011, that its drug Catena (generic name idebenone) appears to slow the decline in respiratory function associated with aging in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Idebenone may improve energy production in muscle and nerve cells.