DMD: Companies To Host Web Presentations on Exon Skipping

Two Web-based, industry-sponsored presentations that update the Duchenne MD community about exon-skipping drug development will take place Oct. 15 and Oct. 17

by Margaret Wahl on October 11, 2013 - 11:13am

Pharmaceutical companies developing exon-skipping drugs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) will host Web-based presentations for the DMD community during the week of Oct. 14, 2013.

GSK, Prosensa to present Oct. 15

GlaxoSmithKline and Prosensa will host a webcast on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 12-1:30 p.m. Eastern time (9-10:30 a.m. Pacific time).

The GSK/Prosensa Patient Webinar will discuss the results of the phase 3 study of drisapersen, which did not meet its primary or secondary endpoints, and will hold a live question-and-answer session.

To pre-register for this webinar, go to the Pre-Registration page. To access the audio portion only, by phone, go to Global Access Dial-In Numbers. The toll-free number for the United States is (866) 297-7327.

In addition, Prosensa will discuss its other DMD programs and will also take live questions. Details will soon be provided at Events & Presentations on the Prosensa site.

Sarepta to present Oct. 17

Sarepta will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 12 p.m. Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific time).

In an Oct. 10 press release, the company said it will provide information and answer questions about its DMD drug development program, including current and planned clinical trials, and will introduce listeners to Let's Skip Ahead, a new online resource center on exon skipping.

To access the webcast, go to Events & Presentations on the Sarepta site and follow the link for the webcast under "Upcoming Events." The company requests that listeners connect several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.

To access only the audio portion, dial in to (888) 895-5479 (toll-free) or (847) 619-6250. The passcode for the call is 35883585. Specify to the operator that you would like to join the "Sarepta DMD Development Program Update."

Following the event, the webcast will be archived on Sarepta's website in the Events & Presentations section for 90 days.

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