Accept Cookies?
Provided by OpenGlobal E-commerce

Please wait while your page loads ...

A Community Statement from Novartis Gene Therapies

Dear Friedreich's Ataxia Community,

We at Novartis Gene Therapies hope that you and your families have had a good start to 2021, and we would like to begin the year together by expressing that we deeply appreciate your collaboration and partnership and providing you with an update on our OAV401 program for Friedreich's ataxia (FA).

In recent months, we have been working closely with the FDA to progress OAV401 toward an Investigational New Drug (IND) application. Today, we are pleased to let you know that we expect to submit an IND by the end of 2021. An active IND will allow us to initiate the clinical investigation of OAV401 for the treatment of FA.

In other breaking news, our application for Orphan Drug Designation for OAV401 was granted by the FDA. Orphan Drug Designation is intended to facilitate and expedite drug development for rare diseases or conditions for which there are no current treatments available. We are pleased by this recognition from the FDA that we have provided sufficient scientific justification to support the clinical investigation of OAV401 for the treatment of FA.

Our FA advocacy partners are strong allies who have deepened our understanding of FA and the FA community as we advance our work on promising science with transformative potential for FA. We look forward to continuing to collaborate closely with them and the FA community broadly and commit to providing you with updates on a regular basis as we have more information available to share.

Sincerely,

The Novartis Gene Therapies OAV401 Development Team

To read more about Novartis Gene Therapies, visit: https://www.novartis.com/our-company/novartis-pharmaceuticals/novartis-gene-therapies

SHARE

FacebookTwitterLinkedInYoutube
Family A.jpg

News & Press Archives

Site Map     Privacy Policy      Service Terms      Contact      Charity Navigator