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LOPD Diagnosis of Newborns Requires Support for Parents

Parents of children with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) that is identified via newborn screening report not receiving enough information, guidance, and support, which leads to feelings of frustration and anxiety. That’s according to the study “Newborn screening for Pompe disease: Parental experiences and follow-up care for…

Aro Biotherapeutics’ ABX1100 Wins FDA Rare Pediatric Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease designation to Aro Biotherapeutics’ ABX1100, an investigational substrate reduction therapy for Pompe disease. This designation is awarded to experimental therapies for rare pediatric disorders with serious or life-threatening manifestations that primarily affect young people from birth…

MZE001 Wins FDA Orphan Drug Status for Pompe Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to MZE001, Maze Therapeutics‘ investigational oral treatment for Pompe disease. “Pompe disease is a serious and often fatal disorder, and MZE001 has the potential to offer patients an oral, disease-modifying option that improves clinical outcomes and…

Myozyme Benefits LOPD Patient Misdiagnosed For 3 Decades

A woman was diagnosed with advanced late-onset Pompe disease after three decades of being misdiagnosed, according to a recent case report. After diagnosis, the woman began treatment with Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa), which led to marked improvements that enabled her to live independently. The findings underscore a need for…

Brain Blood Flow Changes May Be Complication of LOPD

A report describes the unusual case of a man with  late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) that manifested with abnormalities in blood flow in the brain causing stroke-like symptoms. Abnormalities affecting blood vessels in the brain may be an under-recognized complication of LOPD, the researchers said. The study, “…

Substrate Reduction Therapy ABX1100 Named FDA Orphan Drug

ABX1100, an experimental substrate reduction therapy that Aro Biotherapeutics is developing for Pompe disease, has been granted an orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA gives this designation to investigational treatments designed to improve care for rare diseases affecting fewer than…