CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 03, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Scholar rock (NASDAQ: SRRK), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious conditions in which protein growth factors play a fundamental role, today announced an electronic poster presentation of the clinical results of the phase trial 2 TOPAZ (NCT03921528) which evaluated apitegromab in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 and type 3 to 25e World Congress of Neurology (WCN) which will take place from October 3-7, 2021.
The details of the virtual poster are as follows:
Title: Relationship of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to the efficacy of apitegromab in patients with late spinal muscular atrophy (SMA types 2 and 3): results of the TOPAZ study (poster # EP1150)
Time: The virtual e-posters can be viewed throughout the duration of the congress (3-7 October 2021) and will be available on request for 3 months after the conference.
Apitegromab is a selective inhibitor of myostatin activation and is an investigational product candidate for the treatment of patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Myostatin, a member of the TGFÎ² growth factor superfamily, is expressed primarily by skeletal muscle cells, and the absence of its gene is associated with increased muscle mass and strength in several animal species, including the man. Scholar Rock believes that inhibiting myostatin activation with apitegromab may promote clinically meaningful improvement in motor function in patients with ADS. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track (FTD), Orphan Drug (ODD), and Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) designations, and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Priority Medicines ( PRIME) and Orphan Medicinal Product designations, to apitegromab for the treatment of AMS. The efficacy and safety of apitegromab have not been established and apitegromab has not been approved for use by the FDA or any other regulatory body.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare and often fatal genetic disorder that typically occurs in young children. It is estimated that 30,000 to 35,000 patients have ADS in the United States and Europe. It is characterized by loss of motor neurons, atrophy of voluntary muscles in the limbs and trunk, and progressive muscle weakness. The underlying pathology of SMA is caused by insufficient production of the motor neuron survival (SMN) protein, essential for motor neuron survival, and is encoded by two genes, SMN1 and SMN2. Although there has been advancement in the development of therapies that treat the underlying genetic defect of SMA, via NMS-dependent pathways, there is still a significant need for therapies that directly address muscle function.
About Scholar Rock
Scholar rock is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative drugs for the treatment of serious diseases in which signaling by protein growth factors plays a fundamental role. Scholar Rock is creating a pipeline of new product candidates with the potential to transform the lives of patients with a wide range of serious diseases, including neuromuscular disorders, cancer and fibrosis. Scholar Rock’s approach to targeting the molecular mechanisms of growth factor activation has enabled him to develop a proprietary platform for the discovery and development of monoclonal antibodies that locally and selectively target these signaling proteins at the cellular level. By developing product candidates that act in the disease microenvironment, the Company intends to avoid the historical challenges associated with inhibiting growth factors for therapeutic effect. Scholar Rock believes that the focus on biologically validated growth factors may facilitate a more efficient development path. For more information, please visit www.ScholarRock.com or follow Scholar Rock on Twitter (@ScholarRock) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/scholar-rock/).
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