Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

New CMT-causing Mutations Found in Korean Study

Several novel mutations in aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (ARS) genes were linked with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) in a recent study out of Korea. “This study will be useful for performing exact molecular diagnoses and providing reference data for other population studies,” its researchers wrote. The study, “Variants of…

Project Seeks Way to Deliver Therapies to Peripheral Nerves

The CMT Research Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 to support a project that is seeking a better way to deliver treatments to peripheral nerve tissue. “If successful, this work will provide the evidence for further development of this novel approach to overcoming the drug delivery challenge in CMT,” Susan…

HNF, Rarebase Project Working to Find New Therapies for CMT

The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, known as HNF, is joining forces with Rarebase, a biotech company, on a project that aims to identify potential treatments for multiple different types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). It is the first research initiative to tackle multiple types of CMT in one project,…

InFlectis Gains Patent Rights to Potential Myelin Therapy for CMT

InFlectis BioScience and the University of Chicago have entered into an agreement that grants InFlectis exclusive patent rights to use a family of small molecules as potential treatments for demyelinating disorders that include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). Specifically, the license covers the use of IFB-088 and IFB-048,…

Alpha Blue Ocean, Pharnext Strike Deal on PXT3003 Study

A new financial partnership between Pharnext and Alpha Blue Ocean will help support the Phase 3 clinical trial PREMIER, which is testing Pharnext’s investigational therapy PXT3003 for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). CMT1A is the most common subtype of CMT type 1, which is the most common…

Augustine Therapeutics Receives Funding to Research Treatments

Augustine Therapeutics has received €1.2 million (about $1.4 million) in funding for a research project that will seek to further characterize the biology of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), and to investigate potential treatments. The funding was awarded by the Flanders Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO), in Belgium. “This…