Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

Cytokinetics Shares Baseline Characteristics of the First SMA Patients Enrolled in Phase 2 Trial Testing CK-2127107

Cytokinetics revealed preliminary data on the characteristics of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) screened for a Phase 2 trial to investigate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of CK-2127107. Data were presented by Cytokinetics’ director of clinical research, Stacy Rudnicki, MD, at the Cure SMA 2017 Annual SMA Conference in…

Invitae Rolls Out New Genetic Test to Diagnose SMA

San Francisco-based Invitae has developed a genetic test to diagnose spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the company announced at the March 21-25 American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix. SMA is the second leading genetic disorder affecting children in the United States. One in every 10,000 kids has SMA,…