Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

FDA to Decide on AT-GAA for Late-onset Pompe Around Mid-2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing applications from Amicus Therapeutics asking for the approval of AT-GAA as a treatment for late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). Amicus initiated a rolling application for AT-GAA late last year, which allowed the company to submit portions of its application as…

Early ERT Use May Lessen Hearing Loss in Infantile-onset Pompe

Starting treatment with enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) in the first days of life appears to lessen the risk of hearing impairments in children with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD), researchers report. “Our study may enhance awareness of early intervention before hearing-related morbidities can develop in patients with IOPD,” its researchers…

FDA Approves Nexviazyme, Next-generation ERT for Late-onset Pompe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nexviazyme (avalglucosidase alfa), a next-generation enzyme replacement therapy for late-onset Pompe disease. The medication, administered by infusion into the bloodstream every two weeks, is approved for patients 1 year or older and is expected to be available in the…

Amicus Updates Data from AT-GAA Phase 3 PROPEL Trial

Treatment with AT-GAA, an investigational therapy for late-onset Pompe disease, led to improvements in measures of physical and lung function in the Phase 3 clinical trial PROPEL, top-line data show. “Data from the PROPEL study demonstrate the potential to further improve motor and respiratory functions in patients with Pompe…