– Initiation of Assay in Multi-Dose Escalating Clinical Trial in Patients with Exon 51-Skipping Mutations On Track for Mid-2022 –
WALTHAM, Mass., July 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dyne Therapeutics, Inc.. (Nasdaq: DYN), a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative therapies that transform the lives of people with genetic diseases, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States had lifted the clinical hold and authorized its New Drug Application (IND) study to initiate a clinical trial of DYNE-251 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) susceptible to exon 51 skipping. company plans to begin dosing patients in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating DYNE-251 in mid-2022.
“Today marks an important milestone in our journey to build a DMD franchise to serve people around the world with potentially exon-skipping Duchenne mutations. Clearing our first IND is a significant achievement for Dyne, and we value the partnership with the FDA throughout this process. Our team has worked extensively with key opinion leaders, patient advocacy groups, and people with DMD to thoughtfully design and execute our global, multiple-escalating dose Phase 1/2 clinical trial of DYNE-251” , said Joshua Brumm, President and CEO. of Dyne. “We believe we are well placed to deliver on our commitment to begin dosing in both our DMD and DM1 programs in mid-2022. The entire Dyne team is proud of the progress we have made in advancing our mission and addressing the urgent need to bring new treatment options to people with serious muscle diseases.
Dyne plans to evaluate DYNE-251 in a global, randomized, placebo-controlled, multiple-escalating-dose (MAD) clinical trial with a long-term extension study. The trial aims to enroll 30-50 ambulant and non-ambulant males with Duchenne, ages 4-16 years, with mutations amenable to exon 51 skipping therapy. The study will assess the safety, tolerability, dystrophin expression as measured by Western Blot, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and measures of muscle function. Dyne plans to provide additional details regarding the trial design and data timing at the start of the assay.
In addition to DYNE-251, Dyne is building a global DMD franchise with preclinical programs for patients with mutations that can skip other exons, including 53, 45 and 44.
About Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Duchenne is a rare disease caused by mutations in the gene that codes for dystrophin, a protein essential for normal muscle cell function. These mutations, the majority of which are deletions, result in a lack of the dystrophin protein and a progressive loss of muscle function. DMD occurs primarily in men and affects approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people in the United States and 25,000 in Europe. The loss of strength and function usually first appears in preschool boys and worsens with age. As the disease progresses, the severity of skeletal and cardiac muscle damage often results in patients losing their ability to walk completely in early adolescence and includes worsening cardiac and respiratory symptoms and loss of function. upper body in late adolescence. There is no cure for DMD and currently approved therapies offer limited benefit.
About DYNE-251 DYNE-251 is Dyne’s product candidate under development for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at risk of exon 51 skipping. DYNE-251 consists of a phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer ( PMO) conjugated to an antibody fragment (Fab) that binds to transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) which is highly expressed on muscle. It is designed to enable targeted delivery of muscle tissue and promote exon skipping in the nucleus, allowing muscle cells to create functional truncated dystrophin protein, with the aim of stopping or reversing disease progression . In preclinical studies with Dyne’s FORCE™ platform, robust and durable exon skipping and dystrophin expression was observed in the mdx mouse model in skeletal and cardiac muscle, along with reduced muscle damage and an increase in muscle function. DYNE-251 demonstrated a favorable safety profile and achieved impressive exon skipping in non-human primates, particularly in the heart and diaphragm, muscles that weaken over time leading to mortality in people with DMD.
About Dyne Therapeutics
Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative therapies that transform the lives of people with genetic diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapies designed to overcome the delivery limitations to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne has a broad portfolio of programs for serious muscle diseases, including candidates for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (DM1), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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