Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

GI Symptoms in LOPD Widespread, Study Finds

More attention should be given to evaluating the gastrointestinal symptoms of individuals with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) because they cause a significant disease burden, according to a recent study. The results of that study highlight the need for more effective smooth muscle-targeted therapies in LOPD, as current treatments often…

Different Types of Mutations Appear to Predict Pompe Subtypes

The type of genetic mutation carried by a Pompe disease patient appears to predict whether the disease is infantile- or late-onset, according to a study. However, newly diagnosed patients should still undergo complete genetic, cardiac, and neurological tests, scientists stated. The study, “Phenotypic implications of pathogenic…

First Patient Dosed in Gene Therapy Trial for LOPD

Spark Therapeutics has dosed the first patient in the Phase 1/2 RESOLUTE clinical trial of SPK-3006, an experimental gene therapy for people with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). “Dosing the first participant in the Phase 1/2 RESOLUTE trial of investigational SPK-3006 for late-onset Pompe disease is an important milestone and…