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Curant Health Designated a Partner in Rare Disease Advocacy

The national outcomes-based patient support organization Curant Health has joined rare360, a Rare Advocacy Movement (RAM) partnership program that seeks to connect, build up, and protect community-focused industry, academic, and advocacy stakeholders in rare disorders. “Being a partner with the Rare Advocacy Movement (RAM) and a registered…

IndoUSrare Hopes to Promote Global Efforts in Rare Disease Research

IndoUSrare, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, is working to build international connections between scientists to accelerate research that aims to improve care for people affected by rare diseases, such as AADC deficiency. “The solution to the considerable economic and social challenges presented by rare diseases is global collaboration. The…

Genomenon, Nonprofits Team Up on Genomic Data for Rare Diseases

Genomenon, an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven genomics company, is teaming up with three disease research foundations to develop comprehensive genomic data on rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders such as aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. The goal is to advance precision medicine — a form of medicine that uses information…

Upstaza, Gene Therapy for AADC Deficiency, Approved in UK

The gene therapy Upstaza (eladocagene exuparvovec) has been approved in the U.K. to treat adults and children, 18 months and older, with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. This decision by the country’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) comes about four months after a similar approval by…