Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

FDA Filing of AT-GAA for Late-onset Pompe Expected by Mid-Year

Amicus Therapeutics anticipates completing a rolling application by mid-year to seek approval of its investigational therapy AT-GAA for late-onset Pompe disease in the U.S. The announcement follows a pre-filing meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The rolling biologics license application (BLA), initiated in…

Patient-derived Nerve Cells May Help Advance Pompe Research

Newly developed nerve cells derived from patients could be used as a model to study neurological involvement in Pompe disease and test potential therapies, a study reports. Notably, data from these models suggested that a combination of two molecules, which was previously shown to have beneficial effects in models of…

Immunomodulatory Regimen Provides Long-term Tolerance to ERT in Children With Pompe, Study Shows

Adding a preventive short-course immunomodulatory regimen — rituximab, methotrexate, and intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) — to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) safely provides long-term protection from antibodies that can block ERT’s effectiveness in children with classic infantile Pompe disease, a study found. These findings highlight that the benefits…