LEXINGTON, Massachusetts and AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ: QURE), a leading gene therapy company that promotes transformative therapies for patients with serious medical needs, today announced that the independent Data Security Monitoring Council (DSMB) overseeing the AMT- Phase I / II clinical trial 130 for the treatment of Huntington’s disease & CloseCurlyQuote; s found and reviewed the 90-day safety data of the first two patients enrolled in the study. No significant safety concerns were noted to avoid additional dosing, and the next two patients are now cleared for inclusion in the study. The Phase I / II study is a randomized double-blind clinical trial conducted in the United States. One patient was treated with AMT-130 and one patient received imitation surgery.
“We are very pleased with the positive outcome of this first DSMB meeting, & CloseCurlyDoubleQuote; said Ricardo Dolmetsch, president of research and development at uniQure. “We are now going to advance the study and hope to enroll the next two patients as soon as possible. & CloseCurlyDoubleQuote;
About the AMT-130 Phase I / II Clinical Trial
The AMT-130 Phase I / II clinical trial for the treatment of Huntington’s disease & CloseCurlyQuote; s will explore the signs of safety, tolerability and efficacy in 26 patients with early Huntington & CloseCurlyQuote disease randomly manifested for treatment with AMT-130 or an imitation (simulation) surgery. The five-year multicenter study consists of a 12-month blind study period followed by long-term, non-blind follow-up. Patients will receive a single administration of AMT-130 through stereotactic neurosurgical application guided by magnetic resonance enhanced by convection directly into the striatum (caudate and putamen). Additional details are available at www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04120493).
AMT-130 is the first uniQure & CloseCurlyQuote clinical program focusing on the central nervous system (CNS) incorporating its proprietary miQURE ™ platform.
About Huntington’s disease and CloseCurlyQuote; s
Huntington’s disease & CloseCurlyQuote; s is a rare inherited neurodegenerative disease that leads to motor symptoms, including chorea and behavioral abnormalities and cognitive decline, resulting in progressive physical and mental deterioration. The disease is an autosomal dominant condition with an expansion of the disease-causing CAG repeat in the first exon of the huntingtin gene that leads to abnormal protein production and aggregation in the brain. Despite the clear etiology of Huntington’s disease & CloseCurlyQuote; s, there are currently no approved therapies to delay the onset or slow the progression of the disease & CloseCurlyQuote; s.
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